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Roland

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Re: videos and tips for crossing technique
« Reply #15 on: 2021-07-25, 02:12:55 PM »
A vibrating electric toothbrush can help to collect pollen. Sometimes i do not get pollen but with the use of the vibrating electric toothbrush i will.

Also i have some plants that are very difficult to get good amound of pollen :(


Diane Whitehead

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Re: videos and tips for crossing technique
« Reply #16 on: 2021-07-25, 03:18:30 PM »
I've got to keep flowers away from the bumblebees.  I guess I will cut bouquets and bring them in the house.

I now have stems of 7 kinds of almost-ready flower clusters in small jars of water, each placed on a black plastic lid so I'll be able to see whether any pollen drops.
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Re: videos and tips for crossing technique
« Reply #17 on: 2021-07-29, 03:13:29 PM »
Yarn in different colors is ideal for marking the young flowers for your cross pollination