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Pollination in the greenhouse

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender June 4, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 1 Comment

Growing your own in the controlled environment of a greenhouse or polytunnel has its obvious advantages but it has some challenges too. Controlling temperature, watering and humidity control as well as pollination can be a challenge at times. Providing humidity is important in pollination to avoid dry set. Fruiting crops like tomatoes, peppers and melons need successful pollination in order to set flowers and produce fruits. Tomatoes and peppers are self pollinating, meaning that one flower contains the necessary pollen. Squashes and melons have male and female flowers, so you have to make sure that the pollen from the male flower (which usually have a longer stalk) reach the female flowers. Assisting pollination in your greenhouse is easily done just by keeping the vents and door open,

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