Second flowering of peppers.

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Second flowering of peppers.

Post: # 292074Post Skippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:18 pm

This year pretty much every pepper seed I planted grew and I ended up with more plants than space in the greenhouse so put some on the window cills in the house. They've all done well although the plants in the greenhouse did seem to get an attack by some tiny white insects which resulted in me taking the peppers off and dumping the plants which had started to look a little sorry for themselves.
The plants in the house have stayed looking much healthier and produced peppers as well. After harvesting the peppers I didn't immediately chuck the plants out and shortly after new flowers have appeared.
I'll admit my knowledge is a tad limited with regards to peppers and I'm wondering if these second lot of flowers will actually come to anything?

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Re: Second flowering of peppers.

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Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:23 pm

Depends on the light, temperature and you keeping up the watering/feeding routine.

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Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Post: # 292076Post Skippy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:51 pm

East facing window on the stairs , comfortable enough temperature wise and watering and feeding is no problem so I guess we'll see.

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Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Post: # 292079Post Green Aura
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:07 pm

I doubt they'll get enough light as the winter draws in. However if they're not taking up room you need for something else it might be worth a crack. Maybe a full-spectrum daylight bulb?

We've just chopped down our chillies and put some into winter storage because they had almost completely blocked the light in the spare bedroom and, despite rapidly diminishing light levels, still had tons of flowers and showed no signs of stopping.
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Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Post: # 292083Post Skippy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:20 am

Yes the loss of daylight hours was what has made me wonder if the flowers will amount to anything. I'm not going to provide artificial light other than what they might get from the landing light when that's on as I frankly don't think it's worth it but as they aren't in the way and the window only overlooks the garage I'll more than likely just leave them to do what they will.

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Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Post: # 292084Post Odsox
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 am

Shouldn't be too much of a problem, especially if your east facing window gets a decent amount of light.
I purposely grew a small pepper plant for winter fruits, I think there is a photo somewhere on this forum, and it was a success. The only problem was the variety, which grew such small peppers that were really too fiddly to bother with.
Length of daylight isn't a problem, and even temperature isn't that important, the cooler it is the slower they grow.
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Found the photo, page 2 half way down... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29496
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Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Post: # 292088Post Skippy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:05 pm

Thanks odsox that looks promising. Still I suppose if I only get one the size of a cherry tomato I'll class it as a success considering it's already cropped and isn't going to cost anything other than the time to water it.

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