My beautiful pumpkin plant


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I know, I know. Pumpkins are technically fruits, but I think it's more suitable for them to be in the vegetables section, as its mainly eaten as a vegetable.

It's doing amazing! I have about 3 plants in this container, and I'm totally amazed on how it's doing. It has many male flowers that are growing. Over 10 so far!

 
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One question. Soon, this plant will have to travel on the sunny, brick floor. Will the bricks overheat the leaves, causing it to burn? Should I start thinking of a cover for the ground?
 
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the other day, visiting of of the group homes for the company for an investigation, I noticed off the front of the house near their deck a massive pumpkin plant with 2 yellow flowers on it. Pointing it out to the staff near, he had no clue (that is par for the course) anyway, I figured what happened is someone bought a pumpkin for halloween last year then let it rot down in that area off the deck and in the spring seeds sprouted. It is a huge running one, thank goodness the lawn guys at least did not mow it down.
 
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One question. Soon, this plant will have to travel on the sunny, brick floor. Will the bricks overheat the leaves, causing it to burn? Should I start thinking of a cover for the ground?
No, The leaves will shade the bricks, so they don't heat up so much.
Your plant looks very healthy.
Female flowers will follow soon.
 
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Update:

These plants are doing absolutely amazing! It has many unripe male flowers. I was wondering when females would come in, and to my surprise, I saw my first one! Here is my big baby:

 
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so in the fall of 2014, got the usual halloween pumpkin. let the thing rot out over on the side. come spring saw babies sprouting up. so put it all in a huge planter with some soil under, and it kept growing and falling out on to the lawn. did not get any pumpkins. did not really care. thought it was funny.
 
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Update:

These plants are doing absolutely amazing! It has many unripe male flowers. I was wondering when females would come in, and to my surprise, I saw my first one! Here is my big baby:

All cucurbitaceae put out male flowers first, (apart from "all-female" varieties, of course) as it increases the prospects for cross-pollination.
 
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I admire your pumpkin, yeah, it looks healthy. And being similar to squash, I agree that pumpkin can also be considered more of a vegetable than a fruit. It's sad that our squash had died due to the excessive rains. Our extended garden has been underwater for a week already due to the continual rains. I wonder how our cassava and some other plants there would survive. Maybe the sweet potato vine can endure the flooded garden but not the squash and other vegetables.
 

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