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Did you want to try some of Dragonmans melon seeds James? I can post you some if not coming to a GV.
Heh Lissa :- found a female pumpkin flower this morning and hand pollinated and bagged, so here's hoping.
You poor sod lol. My heart weeps for you! Only 9.
What's your track record with melons James? Did you want to try out some of the seed from Dragonman?
If we don't get more descent rain, then I'll have to make do with 9 Jap pumpkins for Autumn.
I found one more female flower this morning so I have pollinated it and have fingers crossed for more rain.
Since the hot days returned, and no more rain, The vines have not produced any more female flowers.
I have 8 successful fruit, and 2 no longer in a bag.
Dianne how is your intruder going? I hope you are getting successful female flowers.
Yep Andy, you gotta have a gentle touch. I've noticed plenty of European honey bees about, --- but if there's little black sugar ants robbing the female flower the bees don't go in. They take the pollen on the male flower though, usually no ants.
You must be an expert on pumpkin sex by now mate.
Current score for the autumn pumpkin crop :-- 14 pollinated and bagged, -- 6 successful, 4 no good, 4 too early to tell. Pleeeeease, more of that lovely wet stuff from the sky.
This pumpkin is now the same diameter as the 6.1 kg one I harvested early January and is still growing so fingers crossed for a new record.
This morning I changed the small bag on another self pollinated one to a larger linen bag and the baby pumpkin is now about 5 inches in diameter. I also have another but is still too small, I hope it wasn't stung, time will tell.
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