Birds do it. Bees do it. Need I go any further? … Well, you get the picture. So, we’ll stop there. But when it comes to your vegatables and a few other things you’re going to have to help out with some of the pollination (consider it eharmony for plants).
In the spring, bees are the keys to helping some of the plants pollinate, but with the temperatures up – and going to climb even higher (Ugh!) – and folks not wanting the pesky beehives around, the human touch is needed to help pollinate. In general terms it’s called hand pollination, where gardners “trick” the plants by using a thin painter’s brush or cotton swab to transfer pollen from one plant to another.
Squash, zuchini and melons and a few other things could use some human help to get it going.
So, good luck. And here’s hoping your plants get lucky!