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only one of the pumpkins I planted did well enough to bloom. Do I need 2 seperate plants to get a pumpkin, or can I pollinate one flower with another?
 

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I've never had any problems with just one plant self-pollinating.
 

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Pumpkins have separate male and female flowers. The good news for you is that each plant makes BOTH male and female flowers. All you need is some friendly bees to transfer the pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers. You can tell which ones are the female flowers because they baby pumpkins attached to the base of the flower when they are blooming--male flowers don't.
 
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