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Problem with my peppers


 
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navan man
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Problem with my peppers Reply with quote

I have a pepper plant in my plastic house. It is producing flowers but when the flower dies back instead of producing fruit it dies and drops off.
Has anybody any idea why?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it's not getting pollinated. There must be no insect life in your plastic house to pollinate between the different flowers so you could try using a really soft paint brush to pollinate between the different flowers yourself...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: many thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I think you are right as the plant is very healthy looking. Just gave the flowers a little tickle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Im no expert but i remember hearing somewere that misting them regularly help set fruit.Hope it helps
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