Pollinating courgettes and cucumbers - 01. July 2021

No insects in our gardens, no pollination and, therefore, no fruits and vegetables. When you grow vegetables on the balcony, there may not be many insects around. In this case, we have to play the role of the bees and pollinate our vegetables.

For cucurbits, it is very simple: you just need to find a male flower (recognisable because it has no small fruit between the stem and the flower) that we can pull out of the plant, remove the petals and simply rub the pistil on the female flowers (of the same plant or variety of course).

Take a look at our video to see how to pollinate your own courgettes manually.