Only one fruit per plant?
Finally both my bush delicata and my butternut squash fruited, but it looks like only one fruit per plant. The delicata squash has a fruit, and now the tip and all other baby flowers are turning yellow and falling off, as if the plant is about to die (although the mature leaves, about 5 of them, are still green).
The butternuts had 2-3 females per vine, but only the first one turned into fruit, the others fell off, sometimes even before opening. Is this normal for butternuts (first time growing them)? Do they need a certain distance between female flowers in order to set (the ones I got were on successive nodes).
Temperatures here are not ideal (high 70, low 60) but the season is quite long, at least two month left, maybe three. Should I pinch the tips of the vines, to encourage laterals that presumably have more female flowers? The vines are now about 2 ft long, they grew quite slow (planted from seed about three months ago)