I have not had much luck with chilies in my garden. Flower buds appear, bloom and then drop off. Even when the fruit begins to form, it is aborted shortly after.
|These did not develop into chilies. They became yellow and drop off. See the middle one? It is yellowing.|
I have tried many times growing chili but sadly I still have to get my chili fix from the supermarket. One plant will give me at most one or two chilies or none at all. Stingy.
|A chili flower in full bloom.|
I have one plant in a pot right now and it is flowering like mad.
There are flowers at every branch.
But these are false hope :( And then one day....
I was happy but I told myself not to get too excited. It could turn yellow and fall off. Everyday, I take a peek at my solitary chili.
Of the 20 to 30 flowers only one gave me a chili.
I think my plant lacks certain nutrients. As I understand it, potassium is essential for formation of flowers and fruits.
My green pepper plant is doing a lot better.
It does not seem to have any issues, flowering and fruiting away without a care in the world.
I love you green pepper!
I have two green pepper plants. The one above is in the same pot as the chili plant.
Why same pot? Actually I did not purposely plant them but they came out of the compost that I used to fertilize a plant that grew in that pot. Can't remember what plant that was as it died. But coming back to her holy stinginess (I am not referring to myself), look what I discovered one morning.
They look quite promising (no signs of yellowing and did not drop when I touched them) and I hope that I finally get more chilies from this stingy plant.
|This is the first chili. It is big now.|
Meanwhile, I noticed that my curry plant was not doing too well.
I quickly took a closer look.
Eeeksss!!! It's those yucky pests! The ones that look like aliens!
Do you see them? The two black gobs above? The first time I spotted these pests, I thought they were insect droppings. Until they started moving. Yeeekkksss....made my hair stand on end and they still have the same effect on me. I cut off the affected leaves to prevent my plant from dying.
That's it for now. Till next time, happy gardening!
|This is an old photo. I don't have anymore tomatoes.|