My meyer lemon is blooming. Yeah! But I haven’t seen any pollinators around. Nay!
Since I haven’t seen any pollinators I decided to pollinate the blooms myself. I usually only have do this when it blooms while overwintering inside. Hopefully some pollinators will start showing up soon and do this for me.
I use a cheap paintbrush for hand pollinating my meyer lemon. I gently swab it around a flower. Then go to another flower and swab around it. Then on to the next, so on and so forth.
I have the brush labelled so I remember it is for pollinating the lemon tree. I keep it in a zip lock bag between pollinating sessions to keep it clean.
Its that easy. Well, it is easier if you’re not taking pictures at the same time.
Hopefully I won’t have to do this with every flower that blooms in my garden this summer!