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    bexjking is offline Germinator
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    Default can anyone help re my pumpkins?

    they only seem to have male flowers??
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    hi - mine have a lot of male flowers also, but it happened on my courgettes the same way....females will appear...be patient
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    u sure? i hope so my children are really excited!
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    As far as I know (which isn't very far) the male flowers get there first, I think it means the female flowers are about to follow - I know that's how it happened with my courgettes, and on the pumpkin now there are a couple of really small flowers which I think are male, at least they don't seem to have fruit behind them.
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    Default My courgettes has male flowers too!

    Thanks for these info on courgettes and pumpkins.
    My courgettes has male flowers too, but I can see some
    females developing. I have a couple of pumpkins given by
    a works colleague and the flowers are just coming out. I
    have to keep an eye on it though.
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    Sometimes a plant can also get male flowers if they are too stressed. Pumpkins are thirsty devils so make sure you keep them well watered. Here's how I look after mine Jobs in Garden in May - the Pumpkin Patch | The Ciderhouse
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