I learned how to hand-pollinate pumpkins!
The bees have been increasing but we’re not the sort to leave anything to chance, and when you’re looking for a reason to play in the dirt, you take what you can get. Even if it means feeling a bit pervy.
Justin has been reading from Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners* about the pollination of pumpkins. It was something he had hoped to do but it seems our pumpkin flowers only open in the morning when he was at work. I’m not sure if this is normal or simply a result of our heat. This left the job to me.