Scotch Bonnets Were Successful

Just a quick update, which hasn’t happened in forever around here! I thought I would let you know that my orange Scotch Bonnets from Baker Creek actually did pretty well this season until the heat came.

Yes, it involved hand pollination. The few bees that pass by my yard just don’t seem too interested in the little white flowers on the pepper plant. It’s okay, because I have learned that around noon-3p the flowers are ready for pollination which is easy to do with a small watercolor paintbrush. Just wet it, and swirl it around gently on the flowers. Timing seems to be the key.

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