g.gina.now Posts: 1
in Fruit & veg
A month or two ago, my boyfriend bought me a pepper plant to grow on my window at uni. I know these aren't the best conditions for plants, but it helps to keep my mood up and it's nice to see. recently though, most of the fruit has become shriveled (while some are still plump), and I don't know what caused it. I can't seem to find out online, can anyone help? I don't know if I over or under watered or if it's cold, or if it will become less shriveled again. Thanks
Is it a culinary chilli pepper? I imagine the fruits are ripe and ready to harvest. You can thread them on cotton thread and hang them up to dry to use over the winter. Food containing chilli are said to improve brain function and lift ypur mood.
Chilli's have a life span and if they have been ripe on the plant for some time then they have probably just had enough and given up the will to live. Under watering can have this effect too but if you are regularly watering ie.. every few days then it wont be that. Underwatering would also make the leaves droopy too.
Although chilli plants can be kept through the winter indoors most normally die off as the cold weather comes in. Unless you are contemplating overwintering the chilli plant it will most likely die unless you provide it with lots of light.