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05/07/2012 at 15:58

Hello Again everyone,I have many buds & flowers on my Squash plants (in Greenhouse), but  I have had to remove a couple of soft, mouldy  bulbs from my plants, that occurred after the flowers had died off, and the acorn type pod had started to form. I already have at least two that have started to form, and are still firm. Any advice would be most welcome.

PS: Have tried to include pics, but I can't get beyond the 'insert an image or video icon'.

05/07/2012 at 16:41

Could be the soft ones have not been fertilized.

06/07/2012 at 08:15

Agree. Unfertilised - or not completely fertilised - fruit will wither and die.

06/07/2012 at 09:35

I polinate  the plants myself . It is easy , wait until you have a male and female flower (at first you tend to get an abundance of male flowers but dont worry , femals will come) . The females have a lump behind the petals

Take a male flower , peal the petals down and insert it into the female . If you have a number of plants it shouldnt be a problem amongst them there are sure to have quite a selection  to mix and match ! hope this helps.

06/07/2012 at 09:44

You have FLOWERS?

Perhaps I should put my squash back in the greenhouse :- (

06/07/2012 at 13:12

This morning I decided to pot up these  6 butternut squash plants and try them in the greenhouse , I shall polinate  3 seperate  plants .I have put them along side the Melons &  cucumbers, so I could have a new salad item , -: Butternut squash/ cucumber / melon.! 

07/07/2012 at 18:26
lucky3 wrote (see)

I polinate  the plants myself . It is easy , wait until you have a male and female flower (at first you tend to get an abundance of male flowers but dont worry , femals will come) . The females have a lump behind the petals

Take a male flower , peal the petals down and insert it into the female . If you have a number of plants it shouldnt be a problem amongst them there are sure to have quite a selection  to mix and match ! hope this helps.

I have 3 plants, and about 3 flowers have formed into acorn type shape. I currently have 3 in flower, but I am not quite sure where to look, with regards to the lump. There is no sign of any lump on the petal itself, only tentacles. The base of the petals all look the same. I have lost another 2 today, although there still appears to be plenty of buds.

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