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Old 05-25-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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I am happy to report that my chinese pumpkins are doing well. It's only been a couple of weeks since.

It went from this


To this


A closer look at the female flower, you can see the fruit is forming behind the flower


On another pumpkin, a male flower is blooming. You can also see lots of little buds are getting ready to bloom.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am happy to report that my chinese pumpkins are doing well. It's only been a couple of weeks since.

It went from this


To this


A closer look at the female flower, you can see the fruit is forming behind the flower


On another pumpkin, a male flower is blooming. You can also see lots of little buds are getting ready to bloom.
wow, that is awesome, you sure can see the fruit.

Now, I checked my garden this AM, I have lots of little tomotoes and yes, am getting my squash blossoms, but haven't checked to see if any fruit is forming on the vines. My green bean plants are climbing up everything they can find to climb up plus along with my volunteer tomtoes I have volunteer squash or cukes as well, don't know which, the plants are too small.

Just checked and the squash bloosems are lady squash, we have lots of little yellow squash...
Nita

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Old 05-28-2010, 11:34 AM
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My peas are in flower! Can't wait till I see pea pods!
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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I have to stick to containers as my irises have taken over my sunny side of the property. Going with tomatoes, jalapenos and chili peppers this year.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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I am happy to report that my chinese pumpkins are doing well. It's only been a couple of weeks since.

It went from this


To this


A closer look at the female flower, you can see the fruit is forming behind the flower


On another pumpkin, a male flower is blooming. You can also see lots of little buds are getting ready to bloom.
I didn't know they grew that fast! My pumpkin plants look like your first photo. Hopefully in a couple weeks mine will have cute little pumpkins! Mine are also in a raised bed. Thanks for the photos, I'm using them for comparison to mine!
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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They look great. And yes, pumpkins grow very fast that is another reason why I like them so much.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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ok guys,

I remembering asking this question last year but can't remember the answer (it isn't fun getting old. ) Why am I getting baby squash and they are drying up before the mature? Like I said it happened last year (early in the season as well)

Help please!!!

Nita
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Houston, we have pods. Haha. I was excited. Hubby has been taking care of the garden, and when I went to look today there were bean and pea pods. Woohoo. Now, I read that you are supposed to pick beans when they are firm, crisp, and fully elongated. However, since this is our first time we have nothing to compare it to. How am I supposed to know when they are firm enough, crisp enough, and fully elongated?
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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ok guys,

I remembering asking this question last year but can't remember the answer (it isn't fun getting old. ) Why am I getting baby squash and they are drying up before the mature? Like I said it happened last year (early in the season as well)

Help please!!!

Nita
Sounds like to me not enough water perhaps? Do you see any kind of bug evidence on the vines or leaves?

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Houston, we have pods. Haha. I was excited. Hubby has been taking care of the garden, and when I went to look today there were bean and pea pods. Woohoo. Now, I read that you are supposed to pick beans when they are firm, crisp, and fully elongated. However, since this is our first time we have nothing to compare it to. How am I supposed to know when they are firm enough, crisp enough, and fully elongated?
Think finger size but not that fat around you'll be able to tell once the beans come on. You'll see tiny thin ones that aren't mature yet and ones you've missed could be 6" long but they will be dry. I usually just shell out the beans in those and throw the outside away as they are getting tough then.

Great to hear folks are having growth in gardens! Ours is all up but no blooms just yet.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Sounds like to me not enough water perhaps? Do you see any kind of bug evidence on the vines or leaves?



Think finger size but not that fat around you'll be able to tell once the beans come on. You'll see tiny thin ones that aren't mature yet and ones you've missed could be 6" long but they will be dry. I usually just shell out the beans in those and throw the outside away as they are getting tough then.

Great to hear folks are having growth in gardens! Ours is all up but no blooms just yet.
thanks Jason,

I would agree but we have had so much rain here in the past few weeks (off and on) that my herbs actually drowned and had to be replaced. When we haven't had rain for 4 or 5 days we turn the soaker hose on the squash. Maybe I still need to water them more. I don't know.
No, no bugs yet. Beleive me when I see a squash bug he or she is killed, I probably over kill. At least up to about Aug, by then we are so tired of squash we don't care.

Nita
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