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Friday, June 23, 2017

Cross-Bred (Cross-Pollination)

I've been a big gardener from as long as I could remember. It's something I enjoyed and something I can do well with the use of my hands and arms and not so much with my feet.  Being in a wheelchair I can just roll around my garden and get things done from weeding to planting.

Earlier in the year, I bought some plants for my garden, I've also started some plants from seeds as well.  Well, what I did, is started some from seeds first, and when some of them went south I just bought some plants cause I didn't think what I started would survive. If you refer to a previous post about my 28w LED Grow lights, you'll hear about my success of using those Grow lights.

The plants I bought were Hillbilly Tomatoes, Watermelon Beefsteak Tomatoes and Trip-L Crop Tomatoes along with Ghost Pepper Peppers, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers and Tobasco Peppers.

My Tobasco Plants had 2 Starts in 1 pot, so last week I separated them into different pots cause I was afraid that both plants would be competing for water and one would eventually die out. So I separated those plants.

In the process of separating these plants, 1 of them had buds growing on them already. My Ghost pepper plant has been getting tons of buds this year so far. So I thought that, well hell, all kinds of peppers are cross-pollinated to get a different pepper. And what fun would it be to do this at home.

So I took the leap. I cut the Male part off from around the Stemilus so it would not pollinate its self and make a Tobasco pepper, and I dusted on the Pollen from the Ghost Pepper Plant.

Today going out and looking at my Tobasco Plant, the pedals fell off and a small pepper is growing, I'm so excited to see the end results. Of course, I won't be able to see it until I plant the offspring of that pepper because I'll have to harvest the seeds and plant those seeds and see what I get from those seeds.

That is if The Pepper fully develops into a pepper. So in the mean time, It's just a waiting game. Sorry, there is no photos for this, but I will be posting once I harvest the pepper and I start growing them to see what I can get from them.

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