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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: 16,011
    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.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • 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 Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,790
    Too late this year to grow and ripen a butternut squash to an edible state.

    Try again next year.  
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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