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Maximize Garden Harvest: Learn to Hand Pollinate
“Anyone who’s ever grown squash or related cucurbit vegetables (cucumbers, melons, squash, and pumpkins) has felt the agony of defeat when a female flower failed to get pollinated, resulting in a tiny fruit that dies away rather than maturing. This happens more often than it should, especially in these days of declining bee populations. Well, while bees tend to be handy little pollinators, you don’t have to leave pollination to Mother Nature. You can do it yourself!”
I just did this last weekend and it really is easy. I didn’t have any paintbrushes around, so I used a clean makeup brush, and now I can’t wait to see my work come to fruition. Check out this post so you can maximize you harvest too.