Chilli problem

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Chilli problem

Postby johnfb » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:03 am

Hi All
perhaps someone can help.

I grew 6 chilli plants this year and all are looking healthy and flowering. However, each flower stem is going yellow / green and then falling off.
They are indoors in a sunroom...nice and warm.
Is this normal?

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Postby Big Guy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:56 am

Too much water?
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Postby johnfb » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:35 pm

I wouldn't say so Big Guy, I googled it and most seem to think that becasue they were sitting in the window the heat from the sun was magnified and that this can cause it, I only water them once or at most twice a week.

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Postby beardedwonder5 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:02 pm

Dry set?
GOS, yeah!!!
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Postby JollyJohn » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:55 am

Have the flowers been pollinated?
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Postby Snags » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:33 pm

I think you have blossom drop maybe caused by high heat or humidity or too much nitrogen fertiliser
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Postby johnfb » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Ok,so what I did was take my 4 chilli plants and put them outside for a week. All of a sudden they stopped falling off and started to produce little chillies, and are all doing very well. They are in a green house set up now.
I am inclinded to think it could have been a pollination issue.

thanks for the advice everyone.

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Postby lemonD » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:41 pm

johnfb wrote:Ok,so what I did was take my 4 chilli plants and put them outside for a week. All of a sudden they stopped falling off and started to produce little chillies, and are all doing very well. They are in a green house set up now.
I am inclinded to think it could have been a pollination issue.

thanks for the advice everyone.

john

I think your right, chillies need a little help. A friend use his finger to pollinate from one flower to an another :?:
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Chillie plants

Postby Sam Newman » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:20 am

Most likely pollination mate. Chillie plants are a very aintient plant that used to have bugs that don't exist anymore for pollination. Bees do the job but not as well as the extinct bugs did. The best way I have found for hothouse plants, is a fluffed up cotton bud taped to the end of a womans vibrator. It mimmicks the buzzing of a bee and makes the plant excited. When I had similar problems with my mountain pawpaws, I opened up the ends of my hothouse to let more bees in. Ok if you are in a climate thats not too severely frost prone. Good luck on future growing. Sam.
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Postby johnfb » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:26 pm

The best way I have found for hothouse plants, is a fluffed up cotton bud taped to the end of a womans vibrator



I'll talk to the missus :lol: :lol: :shock:
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Hand job pollenation

Postby Sam Newman » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:08 am

Funny I know, but it really does work well. Maybe you could have a romantic date in the hothouse with your missus. Plants are supposed to pick up on energy. HAHA. :lol:
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Postby johnfb » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:38 pm

I wonder could the hothouse take 3 minutes of energy.... :lol:
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