Only Male Blooms

jim49631July 3, 2008

I have four pumpkin plants and only have male blossoms.

Is there anything I can do to get female blossoms?


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Wait. Pumpkins are usually 10 - 12 feet long when they start producing pumpkins. If the plants look healthy it is just a waiting game. How big are your plants?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 12:32PM
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They are about three feet long right now.
I thought maybe I did something wrong. Last
fall I worked plenty of compost into the
soil and this Spring when I planted them I
used 12-12-12.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2008 at 8:40AM
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I remember the first year I grew pumpkins I was frustrated by this problem as well. I got tons and tons of male blooms, but it seemed like forever before I got a female bloom. I was sure something was wrong with my plants. But finally, after an eternity of anxious waiting, the first female bloom appeared. So hang in there! You should see one anyday!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:59AM
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