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Did I learn the trick?

Category: Project Red Chili Pepper | Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:18 pm

From day 1 since I started planting, I was never able to get the chilis to ripen on the plant. Frustrated with the situation, I tried planting it in pots so that I can have better control and I managed to get some red chili peppers. The yield was very low and quality I would say grade C. I thought it could be bacteria/virus in the earth in my mini-farm that was causing the chilis to rot before ripening. After checking ways to sterilise the soil, the only effective is by steam and it is costly so I stay away from chilis for awhile.

A bed in the mini-farm was vacant and I had never plant chili there before so I decided to had a go at it again. Everything went well until before the chilis ripen, they start to rot as usual. Decided to post my predicament and got lots of help. Thanks everyone.

So I did something and got ripened red chili peppers. The quality is good and yield is decent.

The conclusion is that they were attacked by thirsty micro juice sucking pest which is not visible to the naked eyes.

So today I planted 2 seeds from the fruits of the last plants and hoping to conclude that my home brew pesticides is my success story ... haha!!

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Frank wrote on Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:25 pm:

I admire your garden detective work KK!


Jerry Sullivan wrote on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:52 pm:

One of the fun parts of gardening is experimenting, I think we learn more, especially if success has been a struggle to attain. As we follow your struggles KK we too learn. Congratulations on your perseverance and success!! Enjoy the chiles. :-)



KK Ng wrote on Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:29 pm:

Thanks Frank, have to keep the old mind active .... hehe!!

Yes Jerry, it is fun especially when we can discuss it here in GARDEN STEW with lots of support. Just had some of the pickled chilis with noodles, it is hot but sweet!

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