Gardener's Almanac: Fall Gardening and Preparing for Winter

We have some timely fall gardening tips for where you live, including how you should go about preparing for winter.

fall gardening, preparing for winter - pumpkins, squash, and gourds
Squash and pumpkins should be cured for two weeks before being stored for the winter. After harvesting, put the fruit in an airy place outdoors and protect them from frost. They will develop a harder shell that allows them to be stored for months at temperatures between 50 and 65 degrees in a dry basement, closet or garage.
Walter Chandoha