There’s a bee shortage, or haven’t you heard? The yield granted from a heirloom tomato plant is heavily dependent on certain “pollinizers” to actually seek, find and buzz the “heirloom tomato making juice” into the flower honeypot. This causes the little tomato flower to transcend form into a little baby tomato which will turn into a huge, delicious, juicy heirloom tomato.
The only problem is, there just doesn’t seem to be enough pollinizers to go around in my little garden…. I have seen too many a flower get ignored and then quickly shrivel up and die on the vine. Not again! No more! I demand equality for all heirlooms! Not just this one:
So, sometimes a gal has to take things into her own hands… I did what any self respecting rookie gardener obsessed with Caprise would do: I Googled it. I looked up “how to self pollinate heirloom tomatoes” and found this Instructables entry. It would seem I could conceivably self pollinate with some sort of high pulsing buzzing device….Hmmmm….hmmm….
Well, when I couldn’t find where I hid the first thing that popped into mind, I thought of my Clarisonic Sonic face scrubber thingy….
I buzzed every tomato flower I saw….
I’ll keep this blog updated….
Wait and see…