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    SkyeSonia is offline Germinator
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    Quote Originally Posted by burnie View Post
    If Skye is where you are growing them, you might want to protect them next year. My butternuts are in the greenhouse over here on the east coast, gives the crop a bit more time to ripen on the plant.
    Thanks for your reply, burnie. I'm afraid the 'Skye' in SkyeSonia is a bit of misdirection - or wishful thinking...I'm actually based 'down South'! I've been lucky in that we've had a lot of sun this summer but it's obvious from the helpful replies on this forum that I need to address my strategy next year in order to have a better chance of some ripe fruits.
    Thanks
    SouthSonia - doesn't have the same ring to it!

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    Hi. Welcome to the vine. TWENTY!! Blimey, thatís amazing. I grew squash for the first time this year. I got three from one plant and two from another... and was chuffed with that, even though they are single serving size, lol. Next year, I think Iíll have a go at growing this variety seeing as itís so prolific. SOMEBODY REMIND ME...

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    SkyeSonia is offline Germinator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasai View Post
    Hi. Welcome to the vine. TWENTY!! Blimey, thatís amazing. I grew squash for the first time this year. I got three from one plant and two from another... and was chuffed with that, even though they are single serving size, lol. Next year, I think Iíll have a go at growing this variety seeing as itís so prolific. SOMEBODY REMIND ME...
    I thought 20 was a lot - and I don't think my success in numbers is a reflection of my husbandry techniques as I forgot to water the plant for a long time and thought it had died but then it perked up so I tried to water it more, although it just had to survive when we were on holiday in August. When we came back it had gone wild and was all over the garden and up the side netting of the cage I made to protect my blueberries from the birds. Then I started cutting back the ends of trailing bits as they started off across my lawn...very vigorous!

    Actually for how much plant there was, 20 might not be that big a number!
    SkyeSonia

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