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Fisrt Timer Pumpkin Grower

Lexington, Ky

This is my first year growing so I don't really know what to expect.I was out in the patch yesterday and noticed I had a female flower bud ready to open the next day. I was watering when I accidentally hit it with the hose VERY LIGHTLY. The next thing I knew thr florew had come offthe baby pumpkin. It was about 12 feet on the main vine. Any ideas or suggestions? All are appreciated.

6/18/2018 11:50:46 AM

Fisrt Timer Pumpkin Grower

Lexington, Ky

Sorry for typos.

6/18/2018 11:51:17 AM

Orangeneck (Team Big-N-Orange)

Berks County PA where we grow orange pumpkins

Can you post any pics?

6/18/2018 1:04:35 PM

Q Tip


If the flower fell off before it was pollinated it is toast. Just wait for another you have time.

6/18/2018 3:23:13 PM

Fisrt Timer Pumpkin Grower

Lexington, Ky

No pics, sorry, only have a laptop.@Orangeneck
Any ideas why the flower fell off?

6/19/2018 12:15:19 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

Over-watered?....under watered?...unevenly watered?

6/19/2018 7:32:16 AM


Torrance, Ca.

I've had this happen from to much ferts in the patch. Super depressing to see the females start to come out, shrivel up and then fall off..
If this is the case water with no ferts for awhile.

6/21/2018 9:28:13 AM


Be more careful with how you swing your hose around!

6/21/2018 12:41:03 PM

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