rainbowgardener wrote:Depends on what plants though. Some are a lot easier than others and some don't need any help.
Plants like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all self-pollinating. Each flower has both male and female parts, so all they need is for a bug to crawl across one and sprinkle pollen from one part to another. You can help this process if you jiggle the plants a little when the flowers are open.
Other plants like squash have separate male and female flowers, which need pollen to be taken from a male flower to a female one. You can do this yourself by using a small paintbrush to transfer pollen or just taking the whole male flower and smushing it into the female one.
Other plants, like beans, are so strongly self-pollinating that they can pollinate themselves before the flower even emerges.