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IMG_1344Yahooooo!  I’ve finally found a little baby pumpkin growing!  I honestly have been a little panicky thinking I wasn’t going to get any pumpkins.  My plants are growing like weeds and I’ve seen many blossoms but no pumpkins.  I went on a “pinterest” search regarding pumpkin growing – DID YOU KNOW that pumpkin plants have both male and female blossoms?? I didn’t!  I knew the bees needed to come around to pollinate them but seriously – what exactly does THAT mean?  So, the male blossoms shoot off the plant on a long stem and they are huge.  It’s the female blossom that produces the pumpkins.  The female blossoms stay closer to the vines (not on a stem) and the “bees” buzz around collecting pollen from the male blossoms and then they buzz over to the female blossoms and ta-dahhhh – I have baby pumpkins!  Who knew?

About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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