I have a question about when my squash should start blooming. I have butternut, buttercup, and pie pumpkins which I started inside 5 weeks before transplanting them outside. I managed to give them enough light so they didn't get long and spindly, and they had good root growth when I transplanted them at the beginning of June. I live in northern vermont, so my weather is mostly cool and the nights get really cold (42F the last few nights!) The plants are growing slowly, but at this point they are about where I'd expect them to be. The leaves stick about a foot off the ground and the vines are all between one and two feet long. Since being transplanted they've all put out a second set of roots where their stems touch the ground - which confused me a little, but they seem happy enough. I went to check on them yesterday and the buttercups (both of them) already have two blooms each. So my question is, should I let them bloom, or should I remove the blooms to force these tiny plants to work on getting bigger? The butternuts don't seem interested in blooming yet, but the pumpkins may start soon. Am I just doomed to tiny plants because of the cold temperature?