Butternut squash varieties?
I've decided that I'm going to make room in my veggie garden for a few (?) plants of butternut squash. Can anyone tell me a) How many squash per plant to expect and b) What is the best variety? I'm looking at most of the seeds in the catalogue listing them as 85 - 90 Days but there are some early 75 day varieties. Are these a better bet for our shorter summers?
I've searched some of the FN threads on butternut squash and they don't answer those questions. Laurie, you've grown them before?
Is it best to pinch off all the flowers except one to direct all the energy to the single squash or just let them go with whatever they produce? How much room does one plant need? Oh, and also would they like the low end of my garden where there is lots of water? Any info that anyone has would be much appreciated. I've never grown them before and I need to know what to expect.