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08 Mar 18 Mick (Australia - arid climate)
Hi planted my pumpkins in mid February, very healthy vine but very few female flowers and the ones that do arrive fall off before they get the chance to open.
10 Mar 18 Darren (Australia - temperate climate)
Listening to all the gardening experts, this year has been poor for pumpkins, for whatever reason. Persevere with watering and feeding, as mine are just starting to fruit now. Regular liquid fertilizer should get them going fro you.
14 Mar 18 ron (Australia - temperate climate)
Female flowers usually blossom the day after rain be sure to snap off a male flower and pollinate. You may have some success if you leave to later in the day but have found the morning offers the best result. We had 6 pumpkins this year off a small plant.
09 Mar 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Planted mid Feb - that is only 3-4 weeks ago. I would give it some time to let the plant grow. Read back 20-30 comments here. Male flowers first then female. You are arid - maybe too hot. Consider when it is a bit cooler.
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