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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
pollinating peppers??
« 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? :&>

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: pollinating peppers??
« Reply #1 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:
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dizzy1pig

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
Re: pollinating peppers??
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 05:51:11 pm »
try giving them just a wee tap each time you go past helps 'em to set

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: pollinating peppers??
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 05:53:37 pm »
Or you can tickle all the flowers with a little paint brush  :)

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: pollinating peppers??
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 06:46:03 pm »
tickley tickley tickley  :yum: :yum: ;D
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Blonde

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: pollinating peppers??
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 01:33:13 pm »
peppers should just set with out help from the old paintbrush

 

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