Answer: First of all, congratulations on your green thumb! The butternut squash plants sound very happy! To ensure the fruits grow to maturity, remove the smallest squash now so the energy from the plants will be directed into ripening the existing fruits. You always have a choice when growing squash -- pinch off the ends of the vines after they have set 2 to 3 fruit to help them ripen early in the season, producing large fruits, or let the vines sprawl where they may and continue to develop fruit, knowing that some will not reach full size and not ripen before the end of the season. Your strategy for encouraging additional rooting of the vines is a good one. Hope you have a bountiful harvest!
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