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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. …Read More...