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Hand Pollinating Your Vegetables can Improve Your Yield

You have all been hearing about the problems with bee colony collapse, and a shortage of pollinating bees.  Last year we had a very poor tomato crop and I have been wondering why.  The other day I was talking to a friend who had a similar problem two years ago.  He solved his by hand pollinating the flowers and had a much bigger crop than normal.

Now I know that tomatoes are considered a self-pollinating flower so I did a little research on this and here is what I found.

Tomatoes and bell peppers are considered self-pollinating.  This means that they have flowers that contain both the male and female parts.  …

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