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Q.Should I Let Just One Vine Grow From A Butternut Squash Plant?

Zone Binfield, Bracknell. RG42 4EF UK | colingndate added on June 23, 2020 | Answered

I am growing three butternut squash plants in a raised bed 2m x1m. One of the plants has sent out two vines in opposite directions. With some plants it is best to limit its growth by e.g. just concentrating on one vine/runner so all the energy etc., goes into the one rather than being spread with several.

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Answered on June 23, 2020

Because of the nature of most squash cultivars, with the exception of some larger pumpkins and others, you will wan to leave them to grow naturally. Correct spacing, according to the cultivar, will be the best way to ensure proper growth, as trimming squash will often lead to infection. This means no fruit, at all!

It will be best to leave them.

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