Butternut Squash Plants
Q.

Butternut Squash Vines

Zone 4 | pmaranderson added on September 3, 2012 | Answered

Butternut squash vines went from green and thriving to yellow and droopy in a matter of days. The fruit is dark green but has stopped growing, and no new fruit is developing even though there are lots of bees in the garden. Why would this happen, and is it okay to pick and eat the squash now? The tomatoes and green peppers in the same plot are doing well.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 16, 2012

You may have vine borers. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/squash-pests-identifying-and-preventing-squash-vine-borer.htm

You can eat the fruit, but you may find it is rather bitter or flavorless.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Butternut Squash Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More