This winter’s tatsoi (mustard greens) crop is in full bloom in the greenhouse. The leaves are no longer yummy, but I’ve left the plants to flower because the blossoms make me smile whenever I step inside. The seed saver in the neighborhood is hoping there’s enough insect activity in the greenhouse now to sufficiently pollinate them and suggested I do a bit of hand pollination just in case.
No, I think not. Two reasons. Hand pollination is tedious, and I’m just not into another tedious task on my to-do list right now. More importantly, how will I know if they’ll pollinate themselves inside the greenhouse if I don’t give them a chance to do it on their own?
Right. That’s it. That’s why I’m doing it this way. You believe me, don’t you?