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    Default Pumpkin pollination

    Things are a little behind schedule around these parts, but I've finally got some female pumpkin flowers. Unfortunately there are no males about. However, there are male squash and corgette flowers. Will pumpkins allow themselves
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    Pumpkins are quite happy to be fertilised by any passing squash - they're really not at all picky! Handy from a pollination point of view but bad for seed saving.

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    Great! First I'd like to successively grow a pumpkin after some rather dubious efforts last year. Only then is seed saving going to cross my mind.

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    I think I may have all your males!...shame you can't swap male/female flowers through the post!
    the fates lead him who will;him who won't they drag.

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