Growing Pumpkin

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17 Jul 20 Neil (Australia - tropical climate)
How do I germinate by hand? Are there male and female flowers?
19 Jul 20 Liz (Australia - tropical climate)
There are male and female flowers. The female ones have a tiny pumpkin behind the flower. When you can see the yellow pollen in the male flowers, either pick one and gently rub inside the female flowers or use a cottonbud to collect pollen from the male flower and then rub in the female flower.
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