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OK - I have a garden that is mainly Eggplant and Hot peppers. All sorts of hot peppers. The point of all this, of course, is to get as much fruit as possible (otherwise I'd just look at pictures of them in seed catalogs).

Well - it started with some indoor hot banana peppers that survived well over a year in a sunny window at work. To get peppers from them, since there was a shortage of bees and other pollinators, I took upon myself the task of giving them the finger - or more precisely, the back of my thumbnail. For peppers, even without other pepper flowers available, this was enough to cause fruiting. Still, it was rather crude.

So now I've gotten a small soft paint brush - a tiny version of the ones used by humans during what is oft called 'foreplay'. Here's the plan:

I figure that if even a fingernail gets the flowers to go to fruit, imagine how much the yield will improve if the plants enjoy the experience even more with gentle and genteel brush strokes! As I only just started this method, there is an obvious induction period before any results are observable.

I'll update the lounge, if there is the expected clamor for the results, when the upcoming developments are manifest, so stay tuned !

Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

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