How to hand Pollinate courgette flowers

Pollinating courgette flower by hand

Pollinating courgette flower by hand

In wet weather conditions your courgettes might not get fertilised due to the lack of insects to pollinate the flowers.

Courgette blossom end rot with spores

Courgette blossom end rot with spores

If so, your courgette fruits won’t mature or worse develop blossom end rot.

Courgette flower male and female

Courgette flower male and female

It’s possible to hand pollinate the flowers by brushing the pollen from the male courgette flower on to the stigma of the female flower.

Photography Neil Bromhall. Complete garden planting advice database with 3,500 uk garden plants, vegetables and 9,000 photographs.

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