Plant Pollination Primer for Backyard Gardeners

Learn about insect pollination, wind pollination and hand pollination to help you plant smarter and pull in heftier harvests.

Gardeners can encourage successful plant pollination with certain strategies. Add water features, a resident beehive, and a diversity of colorful blooms to invite pollinators aplenty into your garden. Plant corn and other wind-pollinated crops in large blocks instead of in rows to achieve adequate pollination and a good harvest.
Illustration by Elayne Sears