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08 Mar 18 Annette (Australia - temperate climate)
I thought I’d give growing Butternut Pumpkin a go but planted them in January. They’ve all grown & have big leaves. I know I planted them late but was wondering if I will I get pumpkins growing from these plants? Or have I wasted my time?
09 Mar 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Your plants aren't very old yet. give them time to produce some male and then female flowers. Hand pollinate if you have no bees. Read back a page or tow of comments here - a lot of info. Your big leaves maybe from too much nitrogen/very rich soil. Pumpkin take about 16 -20 weeks before picking.
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