Sometimes people pick the corn stalks too green; make sure yours are good and done. Totally dead and dry ones will stand up better and not be prone to bending where they are bundled.
When picking out pumpkins, gourds, or squash make sure they have their stems intact. A stem will add a good month of life in most cases to whatever it’s attached to.
Where the stem attaches is the most vulnerable, the most open to the elements, part of the pumpkin, gourd, or squash. If removed it becomes a sore that is not covered by a Band-Aid, and the first place it starts to rot.
Keep this in mind if you store Winter Squash; leave a good inch or two of stem on each one and you’ll double or even triple their shelf life.
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