How to Prepare Winter Squash for Cold Storage
Start by removing the bulk of the dirt and caked-on mud or vegetation from your squash.
A wipe-down with household vinegar works well to disinfect winter squash for storing.
Squash will ripen as they cure and while in storage
A cool room or root cellar is a great place to store winter squash long-term.
Storage areas only need to be cool, not cold, and never freezing!
Even without a true cold room or root cellar, you can store winter squash in your home
Most winter squash will store well for several months, though some store longer than others.