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Jul 22, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Any idea how to hand pollinate pumpkins?
Jul 22, 2017 10:14 AM CST
|All squash including pumpkins have separate male and female flowers. I just take a male flower, strip the petals and then rub the pistil which contains the pollen onto the ovary of the female flower. Quick and simple. Some folks use small paint brushes to pollen the pollen and apply it to the female flower. I am not so dainty. Note that this needs to be done early in the morning. Blossoms tend to close in the afternoon.|
Jul 22, 2017 8:34 PM CST
|Welcome to NGA, @Corye11 .
Good advice from Farmerdill, above; I hope that will help you out!
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