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What is the best way to ensure flowers on an aubergine plant are pollinated?

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Thanks to Nick for his reply why flowers may be falling off my aubergine plant - but would like to know how best to make sure flowers are pollinated as I don't really want to loose any more flowers



try overhead spraying or tapping the plant to dislodge the pollen I once succeeded with peaches by using a paintbrush to transfer pollen but not sure how aubergines are pollinated ie self or cross

19 Jul, 2009


Vibrations are what you need! Like a bees wings, but paintbrush would do!

19 Jul, 2009


or a cottombud

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19 Jul, 2009


or a feather.

20 Jul, 2009

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