Two for the price of one

Over the past few days, I’ve been monitoring the female butternut squash flower which had finally appeared on the vine. I was hopeful it had been fertilised and as it is still there, I assume it has.


However, behind the Jerusalem artichokes I then noticed another fruit. This was just now, so I’ve no idea if it has been there longer than the one pictured above.


Needless to say, I am thrilled, though also curious as to why they have different shapes. Different varieties, I suppose. Or it is a mystery like the one over at Gardening Nirvana perhaps?

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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16 Responses to Two for the price of one

  1. it’ late now for this one, cut the plant a the final flower for a big butternut and pick-up before the first frost
    genial en tout cas !

  2. andy1076 says:

    Sounds like a perfect day in the garden ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. gaiainaction says:

    Fun that they have different shapes, and to find out how they will do in time….. I am curious!

  4. Thank you for the ping-back, Helen. I’m so excited to see what develops.

  5. I’d be thrilled too! Plus butternut is a great squash, especially from one’s own garden.

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