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Only Male Blooms

Posted by jim49631 Zone 5 MI (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 3, 08 at 11:18

I have four pumpkin plants and only have male blossoms.
Is there anything I can do to get female blossoms?

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RE: Only Male Blooms

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?

RE: Only Male Blooms

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.

RE: Only Male Blooms

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!

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