Q.Buttercup and Butternut squash are doing fine now in my garden, I’ve planted these for 5 years now with fair to good results here
in northern Mn. People say I should thin out the blossoms to produce more squash that mature to harvest.
When do you thin out the blossoms?
Thin male and female?
How many do you thin, what %, I’ve a lot of people recommend thinning blossoms, but none have answers to above questions.
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There are more male than female blossoms so if you're going to thin, pick the males. They can be dipped in batter and fried, too! That is the only reference I see to removing blossoms.