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my butternut squash plants have grown vigorously in my greenhouse. They have had big flowers on most of which have now fell off but I can’t see any signs of the fruits forming? 
Should they form from the flowers dying on the plant? 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,423
    Male flowers fall off, but female flowers have a baby squash behind the flower. They have to be pollinated so if the greenhouse was closed up you will have to use a male flower to pollinate. If the greenhouse is kept open the bees should find them.
  • Thank you. That makes sense. The greenhouse has been closed a lot as had so much wind! I will have a go at pollinating the flowers but never done it before. I’ve seen Monty do it so will see if I can find a small paint brush!! 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,820
    Too late this year to grow and ripen a butternut squash to an edible state.

    Try again next year.  
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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