#collectorpumpkinfestival

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Great tips on pollinating your Giant Pumpkin from @mybackyardharvest, thanks for the tips πŸ˜€
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It's pollination day! So many people have asked how this is done so feel free to follow along at home πŸ˜ƒ
1. Cover the male and female flowers up with a bag the night before they open (to avoid cross contamination with other plants and smaller pumpkin species). The female flowers have little pumpkins at the base of them. The male flowers have no pumpkin and a long stem.
2. In the morning and all flowers have opened in their bags, pull off the male flower petals for easy access.
3. Open up the female flowers petals and rub the male pollen all over her. The more pollen the better.
4. Close up the female flowers petals with a rubber band or hair elastic.
5. Cool her down with some ice bags or frozen water in bottles until they melt. Pollination of Atlantic Giant pumpkins usually isn't successful in Sydney's heat and humidity.
6. Wait ten days to see if it's successful. The pumpkin will usually keep growing but if pollination hasn't been successful it will start to rot after 10 or so days.
Ta da! πŸ€—πŸ˜‚ #giantpumpkin #pumpkin #collectorpumpkinfestival #gardeningtips

We managed to sneak a pack of these pumpkin scones home from yesterday's #collectorpumpkinfestival . They are the perfect balance of savoury and sweet. πŸŽƒ #moreontheblog

Alice says the climbing wall was pretty hard. Blowing a gale and gumboots that made it tricky. Did pretty well though! #collectorpumpkinfestival

Hello Collector!
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I forgot my brolly!
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#IgersCanberra #CBRmap_daytrip #collectorpumpkinfestival

The last time this little pumpkin was at the festival, she was growing in my tummy! Now six years later and look at her! πŸ’•

This may not be his most flattering photo - bit just look at the wind in his hair, the toddle adrenalin pumping... First fairground ride - nailed it :)
#collectorpumpkinfestival

Sass brigade at the #collectorpumpkinfestival

Pumpkin beanies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin scones and pumpkin soup.. It was a great first pumpkin festival with Eleanor! #collectorpumpkinfestival #pumpkinfamily #pumpkinbaby

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Grow Magnus grow. Thanks to @mybackyardharvest for sharing his growing story. We would love to hear other growing stories of your pumpkins. ・・・
Who doesn't love a good under dog story! Despite the terrible weather and growing conditions and almost complete wipe out from Powdery Mildew, Magnus the #atlanticgiantpumpkin is growing every day. Slowly, but he's growing... 😁@collectorpumpkinfestival we might just be making an appearance after all πŸ€— #repost #giantpumpkin #collectorpumpkinfestival #magnus #gettingbigger #1stsundayinmay #homegrowen #giantvegetables

Great tips on pollinating your Giant Pumpkin from @mybackyardharvest, thanks for the tips πŸ˜€
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It's pollination day! So many people have asked how this is done so feel free to follow along at home πŸ˜ƒ
1. Cover the male and female flowers up with a bag the night before they open (to avoid cross contamination with other plants and smaller pumpkin species). The female flowers have little pumpkins at the base of them. The male flowers have no pumpkin and a long stem.
2. In the morning and all flowers have opened in their bags, pull off the male flower petals for easy access.
3. Open up the female flowers petals and rub the male pollen all over her. The more pollen the better.
4. Close up the female flowers petals with a rubber band or hair elastic.
5. Cool her down with some ice bags or frozen water in bottles until they melt. Pollination of Atlantic Giant pumpkins usually isn't successful in Sydney's heat and humidity.
6. Wait ten days to see if it's successful. The pumpkin will usually keep growing but if pollination hasn't been successful it will start to rot after 10 or so days.
Ta da! πŸ€—πŸ˜‚ #giantpumpkin #pumpkin #collectorpumpkinfestival #gardeningtips

Each year the @collectorpumpkinfestival host a picnic for the community. Today was picnic day and Panda joined us in the village for some bouncing fun. Repost @sharon_swincer
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Panda fun @collectorpumpkinfestival Spring picnic lunch #panda #collectorpumpkinfestival #picnic #jumpingcastle #thankyou #visitcollector

Today a few volunteers got together to make some new flags for the Collector Village Pumpkin Festival #collectorpumpkinfestival #craftsunday #pumpkinfun #fun #stencil #stencilart #flags #volunteer

#collectorpumpkinfestival my boy and little baby girls scarecrows featured ☺️

Having landed in rural Australia, what better way to meet the locals but at a pumpkin festival...
#instagalacticcowboys

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's. #Repost @molloy1
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Mother and Daughter day - pumpkin festival!! Got rained on, wind swept and enjoyed the sunshine πŸŽƒπŸπŸƒ#collectorpumpkinfestival #pumpkinfestival #motherdaughter #blonde #smilesallround

Deepest apologies to all who wanted pizza at Collector last weekend.
Our marquee collapsed and we weren't able to trade safely.

#pizza2u #publicevent #webringthepizza2u #collectorpumpkinfestival

How cute is this little pumpkin πŸ˜€ #Repost from @summerhillsarah ・・・
Little Miss Pumpkin! #pumpkin #pumpkinfestival #collector #pumpkinfestival16 #collectorpumpkinfestival #eloisemary

#Repost @thecreativemuster ・・・
We managed to sneak a pack of these pumpkin scones home from yesterday's #collectorpumpkinfestival . They are the perfect balance of savoury and sweet. πŸŽƒ #moreontheblog

We managed to sneak a pack of these pumpkin scones home from yesterday's #collectorpumpkinfestival . They are the perfect balance of savoury and sweet. πŸŽƒ #moreontheblog

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Loving this study of pumpkins from yesterday's festival!
Congrats @georgia_in_canberra for being our #cbrmap_daytrip feature today πŸ“Έ
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Keep tagging your favourite places to photograph for a chance to be included in the ultimate @Instagram Map of Canberra
Happy Snapping mappers!

#cbrmap_feature #igerscanberra #sofranksocial #canberra #ilovecanberra #lovecbr #igers #igersaustralia #thispixelnation #instacanberra
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