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Gardening

Pollinating cucumbers

small h | Jun 14, 201703:48 PM     2

I've been moderately successful growing cucumbers on my 5th floor balcony in the past, but this year my attempts at hand pollination (with a little make-up brush) are apparently falling short, because the - copious! - fruits are shriveling up. Is there another method I can try? No bees have found me yet, but fingers crossed.

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