Green Chilli Plant

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    adnanz01

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    Hello,
    My chilli plant is having lush of stems and leaves but rare fruit. Could anyone plz tell how to get plenty of Chillies instead of leaves.
     
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    What are you fertilizing with?
     
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    NPK & organic fertilizer i.e.cow dung
     
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    Temperature here is 30+ and plants get penty of sunlight.
     
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    Besides the plant is not in a pot but land.
     
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    IF your plant is not making blooms it is probably one of three things. The first being that the plant is too young. The second is that your soil doesn't have enough phosphorous, the P in NPK, and the third is the variety of pepper.
    If the NPK you are using has a high N number that can lead to a LOT of foliage and few fruits also.
     
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    Initially it had enough blooms but gradually the number decreased. Now the plant is going viral in terms of growth but blooms are almost none.
    is there any devited source of phosphorous?
     
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    How did the number of flowers reduce? Did they drop off?

    Which variety of chilli plant is it? Usually the spicier ones have a very long growing season and will be mostly green and bushy until towards the later side of the season.

    What's the ratio of the fertiliser? Anything too high in nitrogen will make them grow crazy fast but will struggle to produce fruit.

    Is there any yellowing in the leaves?

    Did you top off the plant?
     
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    Also, just a guess. But do you have your plant covered with anything or in a greenhouse? Flowers will usually drop off if the flower isn't pollinated - this is normally done by insects but can be done by hand too.
     
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    The variety is spicier and shape is thin. I dnt know exactly the ratio of NPK but I apply about 10 tiny particles to the plant after 20 days, approximately.
    There is no covering over the plant.
    Very few of the leaves go yellow which I cut off, manually.
    Some of the blooms dropped without any visible reason. Yet now there are no blooms, anymore.
    I am thinking to hard prune the plant, should I?
     
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    Just what is this NPK stuff you only use 10 tiny particles of?
     
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    I dont know the ratio of N P and K.
     
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    The ratio isn't on the bag? If you don't know what you are using I'd stop using it. You may be using ammonium nitrate or some such thing.
     
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    You could also try hand pollinating use a cotton wool bud and tickle the inside of the flowers I use and old Electric toothbrush with soft bristles Works well for me :)
     
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    Well it is right I better purchase a fresh NPK having a high ratio of "P" and least that of "N".
    Thanks.
     
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    Hand pollinating is a waste of energy.
    Shake the plant once a day.
    Stop immediately what you're feeding with and replace with seaweed-based tomato feed.
    Water no more than twice a week.
     
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    Each to there own I willing to hand pollinate as it takes so much effort (not) and I’m not into shaking my chilli plants bad advise and only watering is surely subject to weather conditions !
     
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    If it was a matter of opinion, I'd agree with you.
    I'm not even suggesting that you stop doing what you want.
    I do think though, that when you advise others, it is right and fair that I point out if it is unnecessary, as others, who may be very busy, may be put off growing them if they believe they have to spend large amounts of time hand-pollinating the flowers, when a five-second shake will both remove the flowers which are not viable, and pollinate those that are.
     
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