Thursday, July 15, 2010


So I have been dutifully pollinating all the cantaloupes so I would get fruit:




KP said...

Holy moly!!!! Good job:):)

magnolia said...

Exactly how does one go about pollinating the cantelopes?

Minjenah said...

A clean paintbrush. You take the pollen from the male flowers and put it into the lady flowers. The whole time I was doing this cheesy seventies porn music played in my head. Yes, I am really that immature.

magnolia said...

I love it. And next question . . . how do you know the difference between a male flower and a female flower. As you can see, my parents never really explained the birds and the bees to me. They told me how babies were made, but just not how fruits and vegetables were made.

Minjenah said...

A lady flower have a little bulb at the base of her flower (that sounds funny). That is the future fruit. If the pollination was successful, then the little bulb will turn into a melon.

Fruits usually use bees to do this. Alas, there is a dearth of bees of late so I took it upon myself to be a bee.

Most fruits and vegetable have the methodology of flower= fruit. This is the first time I have ever had to actually had to do the male/female thing.

By the way, I have no idea what I am doing Magnolia. I just Google it.