Hi Rhys. You can move the ‘runner part of the squash plant where you want it. I have on occasion lost labels and planted a squash in a smaller space thinking it was a courgette. I’ve then moved the plant almost so it goes round in circles around the rooted bit. Works fine – or just gently point it in the right direction when you see it going astray….!
28 day update.
Close monitoring has led me to observe that:
a) There is no obvious directional inclination demonstrated.
b)There is no pattern correlation of direction by species.
No solar/polarity influence seems to dominate.
c) They are all accellerating after Junes rainfall !
d)They just seek to escape!,
the butternuts are aiming/aligned to clear the 6ft Mesh boundary fence