This is an every day process, as you need to find both male and female blossoms in bloom. A quick stroll around the patch lets you see who and what is ready to go.
Male pollinator's are on long and skinny stems, while the female's already have bumps of a gourd growing. ( the white blossoms are from my birdhouse gourd plant)
|The Lady pollinator- do not pick!!! Note the bumps|
|Pollinating in action|
I do it a couple times to make sure they swap pollen. Each male can pollinate about 3 females.
|In a few days, you should have some growth on the female pa||rt.|
|Female gourd- refuses to bloom for the camera. no pollinating today!|
|The male flower has a skinny long stem and a large 'pollinator'|
On the farm front, I have plenty of stories to tell and I forget to blog about them.
But never fear. there is always tomorrow.
I am also on facebook. Finally. still trying to iron out the kinks...