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Any ideas on whats happening with my pumpkins?

I found a couple of my pumpkins lying on the ground and was wondering if anybody knew what was causing this? Or is it normal to have some fall off? pictures included. Thanks in advance everyone.

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Re: Any ideas on whats happening with my pumpkins?

Flower never got pollinated. You should pollinate by hand. In my experience, it is rare that the bees are interested enough in squash flowers to reliably pollinate them. Use a qtip or feather or something to transfer pollen from the male flowers to the females, early in the morning, when they are still open.

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