pollinating pumpkins

Old 07-24-20, 08:12 AM
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pollinating pumpkins

We have three pumpkin vines growing. About 5 feet long, with male and female flowers. Planted them about six weeks ago. I don't notice any bees around.

When should I "assist" pollination? I have a how to guide...identify the male and female flowers, use a artists brush, etc.

How do I know when I need to intervene? (Stupid pumpkins...don't know how to "do it"!)
Old 07-24-20, 09:19 AM
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I have never had to assist pollination outdoors. You can play pollinator with the paintbrush if you want to be sure. If gentle it won't hurt anything.

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