Red Pepper

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Gyro Gearloose, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member

    Hello,

    just found four red pepper seeds that are over five years old. I put them in a small pot, watered them and made a mark on my calendar. We'll see what happens ;).

    Regards
    Gyro
     
  2. lunarverse

    lunarverse The Living End

    Cool. Good time to start em indoors. Cover the top of the pot with plastic wrap to keep in heat and moisture content. It'll speed up the germination period. :)

    Like a wee greenhouse!
     
  3. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member

    Hello,

    I put a mustard jar over it ;).

    Regards
    Gyro
     
  4. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member

    Hallo,

    nothing happened. I guess five years in the kitchen cabinet was too long for them ;). I bought fresh seeds the other day and now I have three small plants thriving on my window sill ;).

    Regards
    Gyro
     
  5. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    i grew peppers once, not red peppers but sorano peppers from seed. they grew into nice looking plants that made flowers but even after manually attempting to pollinate the flowers they never made peppers and the flowers would eventually die and fall off then make new flowers and repeat.

    idk what went wrong or what i should do different but id like to try again growing them sometime
     
  6. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member

    Hello,

    I have one older plant that produces lots of flowers and nearly all of them fall off. But a few of them survive and become tiny little peppers. I'm not an expert, but I think that either the pot is too small or it has something to do with the nutrients (or the absence of the right nutrients) in the potting soil.

    Regards
    Gyro
     
  7. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member

    Hello.

    five months later:

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    Regards
    Gyro
     
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  8. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member Super Moderator

    nice..
     
  9. Gyro Gearloose

    Gyro Gearloose Senior Member

    Hello,

    thanks. Trouble is that summer is more or less over, so I'm not sure if they get ripe before the first snow ;).

    Regards
    Gyro
     
  10. BlondeSunshine

    BlondeSunshine Well-Known Member

    Pepper is very useful for flavouring soups, my favourite would be the red pepper.
     
  11. Moonglow181

    Moonglow181 Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I love all peppers...but red is wonderful...and jalapeno and on and on...... :)
     

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