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Scotch Bonnet - flowers falling off

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Booldawg | 11:55 Mon 07th Mar 2011 | Home & Garden
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most frustrating. Have grown a Scotch bonnet on the windowsill at work from a seed.

Planted the seed in Sept and its now in flower. Trouble is after a few weeks the flowers turn brown at the base of the stalk, its looks like they're pinching in - then they drop off.

Think maybe these specialist chilli plants are maybe only suitable for the right conditions (uv light etc) if growing through the winter. The plant is in a heated room that is pretty much 20C even throughout the winter.

Not sure what is causing the flower drop?

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How often do you water it? Too much water is no good.
erratic watering, insufficient humidity, and turning the plant (or the heads turning to follow light causing twist off..... a full spectrum hobby light bulb to extend day length would help and is fairly cheap to run (they do low energy versions now)
Growing Scotch Bonnet Pepper ... ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/AD109E/AD109
E00.pdf


Covers all aspects of growing the plant ... free .pdf download. :-))
hmm ... download link on here http://www.fao.org/do...5/ad109e/ad109e00.htm
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thanks all. The plant gets watered once a week. will have a look through the pdf - thanks Naz.
I sometimes grow chillies on a windowsill, but I've found that they don't like direct sunlight, and grow best in my north-facing kitchen.
Woohoo, good news for the seeds I just planted in my North-facing greenhouse then :-))
If the flowers aren`t being pollinated they will drop off. If bees can`t pollinate you can do it yourself with a small eyeshadow or artists paintbrush.

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