Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mini Jack Pumpkin Flowers

The pumpkin plants have come a long way since our last pumpkin post! We've been getting one giant yellow flower on two or three plants every morning.

We've lucked out with the rain here recently and haven't had to water as much.

Not enough flowers have been blooming for me to feel good about picking any for meals, but there are plenty of buds on all of the plants - perhaps one day we'll have several flowers and I'll take a few into the kitchen to try a new recipe.

The flowers are only open for a few hours in the morning. (They wither by lunch time!) To ensure pollination, we've been taking a Q-tip to the open flowers in the mornings.

John soothes the flowers during the process by chanting "I'm a little buzzy bee."

Chances are we won't have little pumpkins in time for Halloween but that's okay...maybe Thanksgiving!

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