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Hand Pollination

Due to the fact that we see relatively few bees, insects and other pollinators around the garden, Tine and I decided to hand pollinate some of the female squash flowers we found blooming today. We borrowed a paint brush from Mr. Phils and started pollinating. The larger male flower had already begun to shrivel by the time we made it back to the garden in the late afternoon. However, with any luck our hand pollination will be successful.

The female squash flower.

The larger (albeit shriveled) male squash flower.


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