Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics – Update Week 6

Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth

Opps. The last time I shared an update on the Jalapeños was when they were four weeks old. I didn’t realise time was going by so fast and somehow I didn’t remember to write an update.

Well guess what: it flowered!

Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth
Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth

The very first flower opened today in fact. It’s so dainty looking; a stark contrast to the hot and spicy fruit that it’s going to produce.

Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth
Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth

There are plenty of other flowers growing on each of the branches, most at that point of about-to-open. Give them a day or two and the whole plant will be flowering, and in need of pollination. Domestic varieties of Jalapeños are self-pollinating, but they benefit from the electric toothbrush method.

Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth
Growing Jalapeño Peppers in Kratky Hydroponics, Week 6 Growth

I’m surprised at how small the plants are to be honest. They can grow to be 30in (or 76cm) tall, yet my plants are both around only half that.

My husband is very excited about the jalapeños growing, and his excitement is catching; I am looking forward to making some yummy meals like Jalapeño poppers!

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