This is the second potting on, there is a kind of silver 'bloom' on the leaves I'm not sure if it is fungal or not but it does not seem to be hindering its growth. There are a few flowers developing on it now.
This is our pumpkin moved out to its allotment bed on 16th July to continue growing (hopefully) in solitary splendour . It has one small pumpkin behind a female flower. The male flowers are sterile and die off. It is quite easy to recognise the male and female flowers and I have no intention of going into the sex life of pumpkins here ! I only hope it is self pollinating as I have no intention of becoming an A.I. facilitator for a pumpkin! It will get regular feeding and watering and if it develops about 2 or 3 fruits then the growing tip should be pinched off to allow the plant to concentrate on those fruits. If we had a few plants then we could allow one pumpkin only per plant to see what happens.
I suppose if we were growing them for eating then smaller pumpkins and more of them would be the way to go.
These are a colony of pumpkins growing on top of the pile of horse manure in the allotment. Zwena our allotment owner said they will eventually reach down to the gate and two years ago she had a monster one! Watch this space for updates!