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akamrshea

I'm a teacher for children with Autism who enjoys learning lots about everything, a polymath. I prefer to grow for purpose than just prettiness.

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akamrshea

Pumpkins are coming along nicely, 2nd leaf is coming through. #halloween

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akamrshea

It's alive! 3/12 germinated #seedlings. Bring on the #halloween designs... See, I too am a 'jack of all trades!' #gyo

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brightcolours

#pumpkin #plantlabel

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nandini

I grew pumpkin last year. It gave lots of flowers but no pumpkin. I need some advice from you :-)

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akamrshea

@nandini look at the heart of each flower and the base. The thin long ones which have a 'male' shape, are the male flowers. The ones with a bulbous base which have a more wriggly stamen on the inside of the flower, is the female. I'm rather crude and I put the male stamen in the female and it never lets me down!

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nandini

I will do the same this year thank you.

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akamrshea

Always take a photo, just in case!

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akamrshea

#halloween pumpkins have been sown! Hoping for similar success to my accidental ones last year, which took over the front garden. #gyo

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