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#1 rkempston

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:27 PM

So I'm growing a few varieties of peppers in my house through the winter season. I currently have my first pepper plant (bisbas) starting to flower. I was wondering if there was anyway to polinate the pepper indoors? I tried this last year with no luck by taking a cotton swab from flower to flower. Also it's sitting near my habenero plant that is also flowering. So I want to avoid cross Polination if possible.

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:38 PM

just tap the base of the plant , or a fan will work      :onfire:



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 09:27 PM

drumroll the main stems with two fingers when you got flowers open for a few seconds, im not talking about the trunk


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:59 PM

2 in a room. Wiggle it just a little bit. 

If you wiggle it too much you might cross 'em.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:42 AM

just tap the base of the plant , or a fan will work      :onfire:

 

 

yes fan for more reasons than just pollination 


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 06:10 AM

When you say you had no luck with cotton last year you mean flowers didn't set? This is my first year growing and when a flower doesn't set I don't know how to tell if it didn't pollinate or if it had some other problem, but i've found that most flowers set pods by themselves even if they are indoors without airflow or bugs or me doing anything about it.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:08 PM

I usually 'finger' the flowers, that seems to work for me.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:18 PM

yes fan for more reasons than just pollination


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:27 PM

I'm afraid of cross polination between the hab and bisbas so maybe I'll just try the shake method. And by cotton swab I mean I took a cotton swab and swabbed every flower to spread the pollen.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:05 PM

I use a fan pointed at my plants when my chinenses and baccatums are flowering indoors, and have had good success with that. Plus, the wind strengthens the branches for when it's time to go outside, and the fungus nats hate the fan. I use the cotton swab technique with indoor pubescens, plus I also grow the rocoto literally right next to each other so that their branches inter mix. That way I can rub flowers from different plants together, which works pretty well. Obviously the success rates are way worse for me indoors than outdoors. Indoors I would say I get like 50% flower drops on the chinenses and baccatums, and 60%-75% flower drops on the pubescens. It's still nice to have some fresh pods to munch on in the winter, so totally worth it.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:27 AM

So I'm growing a few varieties of peppers in my house through the winter season. I currently have my first pepper plant (bisbas) starting to flower. I was wondering if there was anyway to polinate the pepper indoors? I tried this last year with no luck by taking a cotton swab from flower to flower. Also it's sitting near my habenero plant that is also flowering. So I want to avoid cross Polination if possible.

 

Take index finger smudge all over open flower, repeat with every open flower there is, enjoy your peppers later. :P

 

never had problem with my plants

 

 

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2 in the pubescens one in the annum

 to avoid cross pollination


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