Today’s episode is all about pollination. Pollination is frequently misunderstood as are the agents of pollination. I hope to dispel some myths and hopefully not be too confusing. By the end of this podcast I hope you are better equipped to arrange your garden around planting for pollinators.
*What is pollination?
*The actual percentage (estimated) of flowering plants (and plants in total) that require pollinating agents.
*The different types of pollination
*The differences between cross and self pollination and what self-fertile means.
*Why you may see an absence in pollinators and what to do to attract more.
*What plants do and don’t need pollinating agents and why.
*The major pollinating agents and their specific idiosyncrasies. Also, why I’m beginning to sour on mason bees as a pollinator.