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How to hand-pollinate Scarlet Runner Beans?

Posted by brooklyn_babylon New York (My Page) on
Sun, May 30, 10 at 13:45

Hi All - My garden is on a 15th floor balcony. I just moved into the space and It didn't occur to me when planting that we don't get very many pollinators this high up! Is it possible to hand-pollinate my Scarlet Runner Beans? If so, how?

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RE: How to hand-pollinate Scarlet Runner Beans?

They are self pollinating.They can be hand pollinated too.Pick up one flower and rub it face to face with rest of the flowers.These flowers are really eye catching beauties.

I am posting a pic.of Scarlet runner bean with beautiful flower from my file.Photobucket

RE: How to hand-pollinate Scarlet Runner Beans?

There was a previous thread on this. The link is below. - Dick

Here is a link that might be useful: Runner bean pollination

RE: How to hand-pollinate Scarlet Runner Beans?

Thanks for the responses! I read the previous thread and it only suggests using bees, not how you can do it by hand without insect pollinators. I'll try rubbing them face-to-face like chaman mentions, but am still open to suggestions.

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