Sometimes the bees just do not work as hard as I would like in my garden. To insure you get a bumper crop of squash and pumpkins, I am going to show you how to do the bees work and pollinate your squash and pumpkins yourself.
You will notice on your vines lots of yellow flowers and most are on long thin stems. These are the male flowers or stamen.
In the morning when the flowers are at their largest and most open, pick a nice male stamen flower. I peel the petals back to get to the center where the pollen is.
Now find your female flowers known as pistils. They will be on the small little squash or pumpkins.
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