Many garden edibles such as cucumbers, melons, peppers, squash and okra, need to be cross-pollinated, either by insects or wind. However, sometimes it is necessary to pollinate by hand, and this simple tutorial shows you exactly how to do it.
Are your squash failing to set fruit? Do you have lots of shriveled baby squash fall right off the vines? It might be that your squash aren’t getting pollinated. Hand pollinating is a simple way to boost your harvest when natural pollinators are in short supply.