Jun 5, 2012

Project Jalapeño VII

After transferring the first batch to a bucket, they took off like a bullet and put out their beautiful white flowers.

Project Jalapeño VII

Because some of the plants will stay indoors, I used a Q-tip and gently rubbed it in the middle of each blossom to hand-pollinate them (move pollen to stamen).
Project Jalapeño VII

Since then I’ve transferred most plants and the majority of them are outdoors now.
Project Jalapeño VII

 
They’re doing great, but I do notice they have a bit of a rough time with first the extreme heat followed by extremely cool weather. Hopefully that will pass soon.
 

Another thing I noticed is this…
Project Jalapeño VII

They’re developing fruit. Yay!

 

May 22, 2012

Project Jalapeño VI

Much faster than expected, my plants were a whopping 1 foot and ready for their last transfer. These transfers make me nervous. I had bought some buckets, and decided to transfer only one or two a day for the weeks to come. These pots are huge! Expensive, too, at the greenhouse store.   So I decided to look online to see if I could find cheaper buckets. I did. I…