Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:46
PatsyC, you can just lift the "trailers" and move them in any direction you want, they are quite tough. Also, once the fruit starts to grow, put a small board or a piece of polystyrene or some straw underneath them to keep them off the earth.Do not pick them until the plant has died down and leave about 2 inches of stem on them. If the skin is broken they won't keep.
Got 8 butternuts off two plants last year, despite the mixed weather, but they were placed where they got the most sun. In fact I've still got one waiting to be eaten.