Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vlog: Pollinating Zukes

In this Vlog, I show you how to polinate your own zucchini plants! For the past two years, we havent seen many bees, and I am not sure why.  So I have had to take it upon myself to polinate our zukes to ensure we get produce.  


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(Please excuse the fact that this was taken at 6:30 AM while I was still recooping from a crazy 4th of July weekend with family and friends.  Also, the computer with video editing software is no longer working, which is why you see me swat at a skeeter at the end! This video is completely unedited...and it shows!)

You can see the zuke growing...only 2 days after pollinating!


I have wanted to keep bees for a few years now, but Todd finally gave in to the chickens this year after swearing since the day we bought this house that I would never have chickens (due to an incident as a child.) It may take a couple more years to talk him into letting me keep bees. :-)  I wont push my luck, just yet.  I'm thankful for the chickens and the eggs they are laying! 

This blog is linked to One Sunny Acre's Harvest Weigh-In.

3 comments:

  1. Meg thanks for sharing that! I never knew you could do that. Maybe I need to do that with my squash. Now to figure out which is the male and which is the female

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  2. I'm not sure if squash is the same as zukes, but with the females, there is a cluster of little things in there. The male is just one big pollen machine.

    Speaking of which, I have to go pollinate a few more flowers before work! :-)

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  3. Hi Meg, thanks for weighing in! I've never tried handpollinating a zuc before, but you make it look really easy. You could save seeds off of it that way, since you know it didn't cross. Very cool!

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