Cayenne Pepper

SingySingy Posts: 206

Hi,

I have a few chilliplants which i started fom seed, they are currently in 6" pots and about 2 foot tall, they have started flowering, but the flowers seem to open, then shrivel and die.

Do they need a bigger pot, more feed, manual polination or something completely different?

They are on a windowsil in doors.

Andy

Posts

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,472

    Hi Singy, are you not hand-pollinating them then?  Unless the flowers are pollinated, they will do this.  It's really easy - use a small soft brush and gently go around every open flower gently poking it into the centre.  Occasional spraying with a fine mist of water from a hand spray can help, too.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Oh, i assumed they would be like tomatos (which i have not polinated myself) Will do as suggested.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,472

    They can self-pollinate but depend on the wind (difficult to arrange indoors!)  Tapping the stem might work, but I've been using a little brush for years with excellent results, so I always recommend doing it this way.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Just done it, hopefully that should stop them dying. Thank you!

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,472

    Good luck! image  What varieties are you growing?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Er is cayenne not the sub species?  if not then i have no idea, came in a suttons "grow your own" that was bought at the same time as my tomato's

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    Cayenne is a variety. I grow them. Lovely and hot.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,472

    Sorry - I missed the title of your thread - doh!image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SingySingy Posts: 206
    BobTheGardener wrote (see)

    Sorry - I missed the title of your thread - doh!image

    The question confused me! 

Sign In or Register to comment.