The next step! flowers! Indoor growers advice..

t-bird(Chicago 5/6)February 26, 2012

Hi all! Thanks so much for all the help so far.

One of my pepper plants have some buds on it. Yay!

do you all do anything to combine the pollen in

the flowers? Or do they just develop peppers on their own?

I don't have a fan on them, but I live in an old house, and they shake whenever anyone walks across the floor.... and I move them about to water every few days. Is that enough "activity" - for both pollinating and for sturdiness of plants?

TYIA~

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habjolokia

Hi t-bird

I use a cotton swab, I pull on the swab to loosen the cotton, guess I could use a paint brush also, I still do with my indoor starter plant and even when I put some outside in pots, I still swab them.

Mark

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 1:28PM
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FlameGarden

Just reach down and shake the plant once a day, no need to swab all those flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Flame Garden

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 8:14AM
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t-bird(Chicago 5/6)

thanks.....so excited, most of them are flowering up now!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 1:01PM
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esox07 (4b)

Tiny Pepper pods could be a week away.
Bruce

    Bookmark   March 3, 2012 at 3:07PM
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t-bird(Chicago 5/6)

its really too incredible! Next winter - I'll be gardening all the way through....

:)

And - the flower is really quite beautiful. If a couple of them get a few flowers each - I may take them out of the shelves and put them out for a display for a party this weekend!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 9:38AM
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