When you’re growing fruiting plants indoors, like in an AeroGarden, you need to help out with pollination to enjoy the fruits of your labor. For outside plants, the wind or pollinators like bees and butterflies, shake the pollen in the blossoms loose. But since your plants are indoors, you get to “be the bee” so to speak.

Tomatoes and peppers are self-pollinators, so they only need to move the pollen around within the individual blossom to create fruit. Other varieties, like melon, apples and berries, are cross-pollinators, and need to have their pollen spread amongst the flowers to bear fruit.

To see a few different ways you can help out with pollination on your tomato and pepper plants in your AeroGarden, check out our video!