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How do you manually pollinate your vegetable plants without using bees?

  1. Novel Treasure profile image90
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    How do you manually pollinate your vegetable plants without using bees?

    We have started an indoor garden in our four seasons sun room. Just curious how I pollinate the plants if I don't have any bees. Any thoughts?

  2. Alistair Olver profile image71
    Alistair Olverposted 5 years ago

    You may find that other flies will do the job too, but you can use an artists paint brush to transfer pollen to the stigma (female part) of another flower.

  3. MakinBacon profile image83
    MakinBaconposted 5 years ago

    You simply shake the plants, holding it not too far below the flowers on the stem. That releases the pollen and does the same, effective job bees do. It just takes a little more work to get the same results.

  4. Gina145 profile image82
    Gina145posted 5 years ago

    I've never tried it, but from what I've read, the paintbrush is probably the best option.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    You can use the tip of your finger or a Q-tip.  Works well............................................

 
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