This year I planted pumpkin, watermelon, and cucumbers.
All the plants were in the ground at the end of may and the pumpkin and cucumber seem to be thriving although we have no pumpkins or cucumbers yet. The watermelon is a little stunted but seems to be doing well now and I see some flowers getting ready to bloom.
So here is is August 11th and so far no visible fruits. Is this normal? I saw one female flower on the pumpkin and I tried to hand polinate it and it seemed to take but then it just dried up and fell off. I saw a bee crawling in that flower as well. It seems like all the new buds I see are males. Is it normal to have so many male flowers and so few female? It's been really hot lately - in the high 90's.
I usually get out and water everything in the morning with a hose so they are all getting plenty of water.
I'd appreciate any feedback on the results I am seeing since this is our first year trying to grow anything.
Thanks in advance, Steve