My lovely Queensland Blue Squash
are really enjoying the heat at the moment. Once the flowers have been pollinated the pumpkins grow rapidly with the right care and attention.
On a warm sunny day, this female flower will open for pollination. You can assist nature here by hand pollinating with a fully ripe male flower. Gently touch the pollen from the centre of the male flower on to the female. If female flowers are not pollinated then this little fruit will just turn yellow and die.
Don't forget that along the pumpkin vines as they trail along the ground are these little roots.
They make their way down into the soil, so you can feed and water your plants at this location as well.
Pumpkins are greedy feeders, so keep them well fed and watered while the weather is warm.