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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: northfifeduckling on June 18, 2011, 08:47:38 am

Title: pollinating peppers??
Post by: northfifeduckling on June 18, 2011, 08:47:38 am
it's a first for me - the peppers have started flowering, do I need to do anythgin to them or are they jut going to set like tomatoes? :&>
Title: Re: pollinating peppers??
Post by: Fleecewife on June 18, 2011, 11:41:54 am
It helps peppers and chillies to spray them with a fine mist sprayer of plain water, into the flowers in the morning. The pollen is ripe when the temp is above about 20C I think.  Having said that, my first chilli flowers have failed to set  :( :chili: :pepper:
Title: Re: pollinating peppers??
Post by: dizzy1pig on June 18, 2011, 05:51:11 pm
try giving them just a wee tap each time you go past helps 'em to set
Title: Re: pollinating peppers??
Post by: jaykay on June 18, 2011, 05:53:37 pm
Or you can tickle all the flowers with a little paint brush  :)
Title: Re: pollinating peppers??
Post by: suziequeue on June 18, 2011, 06:46:03 pm
tickley tickley tickley  :yum: :yum: ;D
Title: Re: pollinating peppers??
Post by: Blonde on June 19, 2011, 01:33:13 pm
peppers should just set with out help from the old paintbrush