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Pumpkin growing
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leon s    Posted 04-11-2002 at 01:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could someone tell me how to aquire the female pumpkin plant please. I live in Tasmania, Australia. I have had a very poor season with only very small pumpkins which grew up from stray seeds

Trish    Posted 09-15-2002 at 16:00:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Planted on Mother's day in Colorado, still have blossoming but no fruit yet. Just read about "male and female" flowers. Should I not have some fruit by now for a Halloween pumpkin? The new blossoms might have a little bulge at the bottom, but how can I be sure if I'm not even sure what stage they should be at now?

MikeH-Tx    Posted 04-11-2002 at 12:25:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grow pumpkins, squash and melons every year in the garden. There is usually a "volunteer" that appears, and if in the right spot, I let it grow. I have seen some wierd shapes and colors, but have never had any volunteers produce anything worthwhile.

Unless you are just experimenting, do not count on unknown seed to produce. The dollar saved is quickly lost in missed opportunity.

MikeH-Tx again    Posted 04-11-2002 at 12:33:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
One more thing. Since you are in Autumn, and in particular Tasmania, there is no way to start more seed now and have it produce before Winter. Pumpkins take about three months to mature, some more. Suggest you use the winter to gather up some seed catalogs and dream about Spring on one of those cold Winter days.

Les...fortunate    Posted 04-11-2002 at 06:12:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Any pumpkins I ever grew had both male and female blossoms on the same plant.

bob    Posted 04-11-2002 at 11:55:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
same here check at root and might have a beattle eating away 2 years ago had problem moved in patch okay last year

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