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Does using soap to prevent animals from eating peppers affect nutrition of fruit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 09, 2012 at 10:05 PM

This is my second year growing peppers (night shade type). Hot peppers are nice since the local animals generaly don't want to eat them. However sweet peppers is a different story. A local gardner suggested spraying dilluted palm of olive soap on the peppers to discourage animals from eating them. Will this mess up the food nutritionally or the bacteria on the peppers?

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on May 23, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Pollination only affects the seeds inside. So unless you're saving seeds, you should get what you expect.

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on May 10, 2012
at 12:54 PM

That has not happened. I grow two different species. Hot chilies and sweet Italian cubodials.

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on May 10, 2012
at 01:15 AM

Isn't there a possibility of the plants getting cross polinated? So sweet ends up being spicey?

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on May 09, 2012
at 11:03 PM

Not sure but I doubt it. I grow my hot peppers on the perimeter of my garden with the sweet peppers inside of them. I them place rid-all or other deer type spray around them, not on them. It seems to work.

2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719

on May 10, 2012
at 12:54 PM

That has not happened. I grow two different species. Hot chilies and sweet Italian cubodials.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on May 10, 2012
at 01:15 AM

Isn't there a possibility of the plants getting cross polinated? So sweet ends up being spicey?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 23, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Pollination only affects the seeds inside. So unless you're saving seeds, you should get what you expect.

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