Squashed plans for Butternut

The other day I referred to the volunteer plant that was growing and looked to be a butternut squash.

Sadly, the squash that I showed in the post the other day now looks like this:

Spoilt Squash

Spoilt Squash

I’m now established that the plant hasn’t been pollinated. What I’d taken as something growing is just the female part awaiting pollination. It will only grow to actually be something with pollination.

Found this site which matches what I’m seeing:


I will have to remove the exclusion bag and give manual pollination a go if I’m to get anywhere with this plant:



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: