Posted: 25/07/2013 at 22:57
you always get lots more male flowers especialy at first. The female ones are much smaller and sometimes dont last long enough to set or there are not enough insects about to polanate them. sometimes I give them a helping hand by fertalising by hand,check the plant every day and as soon as you see a female flower cut a male flower that is open peel back the petals and rub it against the female. If you are wanting more than one or two pumpkins per plant you realy must feed and water them extra well , they are the most greedy plants if they dont get enough food they will concentrate all their efforts on the one pumpkin.and stop producing more.