Have you ever wondered how plants in an indoor aquaponics system get pollinated? This is a bit of an issue because no one wants bees living inside their house. Well, my husband has found a very simple way to pollinate the vegetable plants growing in our basement using a tiny paintbrush.
He is also "cloning" the tomato plants in our aquaponics system and planting the new plants in our outdoor gardens. Tomato plants have a unique quality which allows you to clip their branches and replant them to start a new tomato plant. We have been very successful cloning the tomato plants growing in our aquaponics system. We automatically have a jump-start on our outdoor tomato plants because the new cloned plants start out around 8-12" tall.
In his latest video, Todd will show you how he pollinates and clones our plants. During the video he also, ironically, gets stung by a random bee that made its way into our house!
Aquaponics Walkthrough Episode 9 - Pollinating and Cloning Indoor Plants
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