Spaghetti Squash – Harvesting

Q: We planted spaghetti squash in the spring.  We have eaten one and have five left on the vine.  Can we just leave them on the vine until we want to eat them?

A: Spaghetti squash is edible no matter when you pick it. It is fully ripe when the rind is dull tan and the pigtail tendril across from the fruit attachment stem is brown. When you decide to harvest, clip each fruit so two inches of stem is attached to it and store in a cool place.