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Post  Selandra on 5/31/2010, 11:33 am

Okay my various squashes and pumpkins are starting to flower, however, they seem to be flowering only all male or all female. Can I hand pollinate using the male from one type to pollinate the other type (ex. pumpkin to pollinate the scallop)?
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Post  Megan on 5/31/2010, 11:38 am

Squmpkins? Very Happy
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Post  Wyldflower on 5/31/2010, 12:36 pm

Selandra, I think that will work... just don't plan on saving seeds for next year, unless you want to do a cross-breeding experiment!
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Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/31/2010, 1:19 pm

Yes -- that is what I do. I pick a male blossom and wanter through the beds pollinating any female that are open. I don't save seed from year to year, so it works just fine.

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Post  Selandra on 5/31/2010, 1:54 pm

Squmpkins sounds good, Hmmm... wonder what a squalon would taste like? How about a scalpkin or an acorpkin
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Post  Selandra on 5/31/2010, 1:57 pm

That's it!! I'm saving SEEDS, next year I will be providing squmkins seeds!!
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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/31/2010, 2:09 pm

That's it!! I'm saving SEEDS, next year I will be providing squmkins
seeds!!


So funny !! lololol
I read what Belfry said about the paint brush, leaned back and took one of our schools (home school) paint brushes and is sitting waiting to see the honey dews Smile Hoping I have both gender blossoms. I am so happy, Ive had questions about why my squash was so hard to grow last year .. welll some of it I know now was pollination. Besides the soil etc Smile Poor things didnt have a chance with me. Cukes mind you I love them they are the encouragement plant, they grew no matter what. I wont be saving my pepper seeds, not this year until I have a larger garden. I have hot and sweet in the same bed.

I will be experimenting with the corn pollination as well. Its like cooking, ooo lets try that and that and that Smile Its fun to experiment.

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