Common household remedies request
I'm told my squash isn't as sweet this year as it was last year -- and the people who tell me that are right. And that's a shame, because I pride myself on my winter squash. Same seeds, same patch (with soil amendments this year and last, including compost).
Two potential differences:
1. We picked earlier last year; and the baseline squash for sweetness was, in fact, eaten in early November of last year. So maybe we just wait.
2. Last winter, unlike past years, I mulched with leaves over the winter. Could that have affected the soil in some way, hence the taste?