Fifty Shades of Pumpkin: Who Knew Pumpkin Pollination Could Be So Naughty?
Have you ever wondered how giant pumpkins are pollinated? Well, wonder no more! A viral TikTok video by @bigpumpki has taken the internet by storm, garnering over 9.4 million views, 487K likes, and thousands of shares and comments.
The video demonstrates a unique and mesmerizing technique for pollinating pumpkins, all set to the peaceful backdrop of a beautiful garden with chirping birds.
@bigpumpki Pollinating giant pumpkins to guarantee genetics 🌼🎃 #gardening #asmr #satisfying #pumpkin #plants ♬ original sound - bigpumpki
So, what exactly happens in this video?
Bigpumpki walks us through the advanced technique, step by step, using captions to guide the viewer. The night before pollination, the female pumpkin flower is wrapped in white gauze.
Male flowers are then located, and their petals are tied up with black twine. The next morning, it's time to get to work! ✨
Bigpumpki collects the male flowers, unwraps the female flower, and begins the pollination process.
The petals of the male flowers are peeled off to expose the stamen, which is then rubbed thoroughly onto the female flower's stigma.
The process is repeated with all the male flowers, ensuring that every part of the stigma is covered with pollen.
Finally, the female flower is closed up, wrapped in gauze, and left to work its magic. 🌼
The video has sparked some hilarious comments, with users finding creative ways to relate to the intimate process of pumpkin pollination.
One viewer wrote, "I feel like I've intruded on something private," while another pondered, "what if the female plant isn’t in the mood?" One user humorously dubbed the video "OnlyPlants content......."
Who knew that pumpkin pollination could be so fascinating and entertaining?
Will you try this advanced technique in your own garden? Or maybe you've already picked up some tips for your future pumpkin-growing endeavors.
Either way, this captivating TikTok has certainly given us all a newfound appreciation for the art of pumpkin pollination! 🌱🎃