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bensgarden

Small narrow garden behind a family house with an even smaller fish pond in a village in the middle of Europe. It's a great place to relax.

Cucurbita Maxima 'Uchiki Kuri'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
  • Like Count 46
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bensgarden

This #squash enjoy its high position on the compost fence #pumpkin #gyo #update

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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bensgarden

Closed flower on #squash baby. That’s funny. This plant grows from seeds that have been thrown into the compost after making an excellent squash soup and there are much more small pumpkins than the plant on the bed without any care and watering. Doesn’t matter it grows on the compost fence 😉 #pumpkin #gyo

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Annettenoosa

I always found my best pumpkins grew from the compost heap. 😊

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bensgarden

Still learning ☺️ @Annettenoosa

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Annettenoosa

I am also still learning 🦋

1w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
  • Like Count 16
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bensgarden

It grows well, a lot of nice leaves, lot of flowers, but only one is going into a real squash this year. I don't know what's wrong. #squash #cucurbita

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gauravsh6

It is due to less pollination. Pollen on squash needs to be transferred from the male flower to the female. Each flower is only fertile -- female -- or has viable pollen -- male -- for a few hours the first day it opens. It should pollinate via Wind, or bees or other pollinators must visit both during same time for squash to develop

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bensgarden

Good point @gauravsh6 It's unfortunate because there were plenty of bees around.

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