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Growing Pumpkin

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01 Apr 18 Grant Onysko (Australia - temperate climate)
I grow pumpkins every season. If you want your pumpkins to grow big you must make sure the entire plant gets watered and fertilised regularly as the vine sends down a root at about 1/2m intervals in search of water and food. When you start getting female flowers (with a pumpkin attached) you need to fertilise them by getting pollen from the male flower, just put your finger inside and you will see the pollen on it, gently brush it on to the middle of the female, once pollinated the new pumpkin will go into a growing frenzy, (I know they are about 90% water ) Water, water, water! And food, My best Kentia/ Jap went 12.2 kg 33cm high, save the seeds and keep them in the freezer. Veggies are the best.
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