Well, this will be my last post to this specific blog. I will start a new blog for next year’s growing efforts.
I will close out this year’s blog by updating my efforts at overwintering my three pepper plants as well as starting a couple new plants from cuttings. The overwinter plants are doing fine. The two Hot Hungarian Wax Plants continue to slowly put out new growth and one is still putting out new blossoms. I have yet to have one take and produce a pod but the last blossom I had is showing signs of maybe having been fertilized. It isn’t a big deal either way but it would be kind of fun to watch a new pepper pod mature over the next couple of months. The Ghost Pepper is doing great too. It is staying green but like the Wax Peppers, it seems to be in a semi-dormant state with little new growth. Once this spring hits, I expect them to fire back up and take off once I can get them more sunlight on a daily basis. Here are some updated photos:
This one shows the blooms with the flowers having fallen off. Just waiting now to see if they were fertilized and will result in a new pod or if they will simply fall off in a day or two.
Here are some photos of my pepper cuttings.
Here is another photo through to top of the plastic bottle. Notice the “mold” on the one cutting. I figured it had maybe died and was right. I pulled it out. I also decided to leave the top off the bottle for a while which would drop the inside humidity level considerably. Well, it seems the remaining cuttings didn’t like that too well. They dried out a bit and lost most of their leaves in just one day. The Ghost pepper still looks OK and I put the top back on. Now it is back to wait and see if they will survive.
This is the cuttings as they stand now with the dead one removed.
So, hopefully the cuttings take root eventually and my overwinter plants continue to survive the unnatural growing conditions until May when I can get them back out where they belong.
So, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New year and I now invite everyone to move to my new 2012 grow blog at: http://pepperpikker-2012.tumblr.com/