My outdoor efforts to improve my little corner of the universe. I've got a cat, a bucket, and some pruners. I can do this.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I can be a pollinator too y'know
this had better be mightier than it looks!
The other day I decided to act on the good advice of Mr Brown Thumb and help my strawberry plants out a bit. So far the strawberries I've been getting from my two plants were... less than thrilling. Downright tiny! Could it be from incomplete pollination? I'd had many bees and wasps when my radish and broccolli had flowered but since removing them not as many. Time to take matters into my own hand?
tiny. and also nibbled by caterpillars /:|
So a paintbrush and few swooshes later the existing flowers were pollinated...
And only 7-10 days later I'm thrilled with the results! Strawberries at least double the size I had been getting :) I also used the same method again last night for more new blooms on the plants. Oh I can't wait to eats zem!