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i am growing some butternut squash from seeds now they are tall and bushy do i need to pinch the growing tips out for them to develop fruit



I fear that what you may be missing is warmth and sunshine......

20 Jul, 2011


That goes for all of US aswell as our plants, Meanie ;-)

20 Jul, 2011


Have to agree there Louise!

I was always lucky to get two squashes in a season when I grew them.......

20 Jul, 2011


Butternut squash are rampant vines, 60christine, so they don't normally bush up, but they will climb and trail forever. They may already have blooms, and you may have to pollinate them yourself to get fruit. On the other hand, it is now a race to ripen them before frost!

22 Jul, 2011

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