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Thursday, 7 November 2019

A Flowering Pumpkin Plant Without Fruit

I had no intention of planting pumpkin because I know I don't have enough space in my garden. One day, I saw a pumpkin seedling coming out from the compost heap. It was very healthy and I couldn't have the heart to discard it. So I dug it out and plant it in a pot, just to see if it will grow and bear pumpkin.
The plant grew and grew and it started to go onto the ground.
I allowed the vines to go alongside the pots, from the front to the back.
The leaves were healthy and it seemed that the pumpkin plant was taking up too much space.
I was contemplating whether to pull it out or allow to let it grow.
Then these flower buds started to appear and I was waiting to see if they turned into pumpkins.
Big and bright yellow flowers started to bloom one by one.
The flowers bloomed and dropped off with no sign of fruit.
I waited and waited, and still no sign of even a tiny pumpkin. Finally, one fine evening I decided to pull out the whole plant and removed it from my garden.

Stay always within the boundaries

where God's love can reach and bless you.

Wait patiently for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ

in his mercy is going to give you.

(Jude 1:21, The Living Bible-TLB)

46 comments:

  1. dear Nancy your garden is exquisitely beautiful
    i loved peeking in through your images

    may be it did not come to fruit because of the limited space ,just my guess

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    1. Thank you, Baili. Yes, probably due to limited space and insufficient sunlight.

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  3. Gostei de ver este pequeno jardim, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

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  4. I always love your garden updates. Sorry that there ain't fruit this season..maybe next year??

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    1. I don't think so, Angie. My garden is too small for pumpkin.

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  5. It sure was a pretty plant...I wonder if the flowers did not get pollinated.

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    1. It could be, Rose. The pollinators were busy pollinating other flowers hanging overhead such as long beans and bitter gourds.

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  6. I loved this nature picture 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  7. Your garden is beautiful and I'm so impressed with what you grow and harvest there:) Pumpkin likes big space to crawl around and takes a long time to bear and ripen it's fruit. At least you can now say that you have grown pumpkin Nancy!I hear that pumpkin young leaves are edible too. I haven't tried them myself but I will one of these days. It's the season of pumpkin over here and the harvest is great. I tried giving out some of my harvest to neighbors but they all say they have a lot too:( Enjoy your blessings today too:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Yes, at least I tried to grow pumpkin. So what do you do with surplus pumpkins?

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    1. Surprisingly, I can use this little space to grow so many different plants and vegetables.

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  9. Es increíble Nancy, tendrías que haberla pinzado para que comenzara a dar frutos, porque hermosa estaba. Un beso.

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  10. Pumpkin flowers are pretty for sure. I am surprised that one would grow in your climate. But then, I guess you can grow ANYTHING!

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    1. Anything that can tolerate plenty of sun and our tropical weather. Surprisingly, I am not good with succulents.

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  11. They are pretty hard to grow here. I've tried more than once. I don't have your green thumb though.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I wouldn't try again because my little garden is not big enough even for a pumpkin plant.

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  12. La flor de calabaza también es comestible. Besitos.

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  13. My mother grew pumpkin in her garden before and she pollinated the flowers by hand because there are no bees in her garden to do so. I guess next time you need to take the male flowers and touch it to the female flowers. this link has more info https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pumpkin/hand-pollinate-pumpkins.htm

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    1. Thank you, Mun for the information and link provided. I won't be planting pumpkin again as my garden space is not big enough. Plus, I am the only one in the family who likes pumpkin. Happy weekend!

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  14. Great review and beautiful photos! :)

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  15. Blessings.....
    Looks incredibly healthy

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  16. It happened to me before too. Apparently, we have to manually pollinate the flowers.

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    1. I thought of it but I was just too lazy. So no fruit for the lazy!

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  17. The leaves of the pumpkin plant look so huge!

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  18. wonderful pumpkin photos despite no fruit ~ lovely macro shots!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. The vines neatly wrap around the pots but sorry it couldn't produce fruits.

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  20. Sometimes there are some plants that will not cooperate.

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  21. What... what an anti-climax. I was expected to see a fat big pumpkin at the end!

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    1. Yes, so disappointing! I was also expecting to see at least one pumpkin.

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