Growing Pumpkin

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02 May 22 David James (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have had several pumpkin plants pop up from seeds. I don’t know where the seeds came from as I’ve never grown pumpkins in the past. Never the less the plants grew vigorously with lots of leaves and flowers. I noticed plenty of bees around so assumed pollination would occur, however no pumpkins ever appear. I guess an experienced gardener would know what’s happening. I’m a beginner so I would welcome some information. Thanks.
08 May 22 Pete (Australia - temperate climate)
If your vine is not producing pumpkins there may be a problem with pollination. Go to You Tube and search "how to hand pollinate pumpkins". They will give you a better description of the process than I can. Apparently its pretty easy. Cheers Pete
06 May 22 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You would have had to noticed if the bees went onto the pumpkin flowers or not. I recently had bees working on some flowers and not the zucchinis 2m away.
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