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Growing red bell peppers from seed in 4 months, a time-lapse

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What do red bell peppers look like while they grow? Starting with a single seed plucked out of a fresh bell pepper, this time-lapse video from Boxlapse took four months to complete, “but it was totally worth it. And the peppers tasted great!” From the video notes:

The plant made a ton of flowers but I removed most of them and left just a few to make sure it would have the strength to grow. Pollination was done with a small paint brush but the flower I was aiming on apparently didn’t get pollinated and died. Luckily there were a couple other flowers in the same shot.

planting a single seed
blooming flower
The growing red bell pepper plant is accompanied by Ennio MΓ‘no‘s jazzy track titled Turn. More about bell peppers from Wikipedia:

Like the tomato, bell peppers are botanical fruits but culinary vegetables…

The bell pepper is the only member of the genus Capsicum that does not produce capsaicin, a lipophilic chemical that can cause a strong burning sensation when it comes in contact with mucous membranes. They are thus scored in the lowest level of the Scoville scale.

They are also 94% water and 5% carbohydrates, and are a rich in vitamin C. “Red bell peppers have approximately twice the vitamin C and eight times the vitamin A content than green bell peppers.”

bell peppers from green to red
Watch more Boxlapse videos on TKSST, as well as more time lapse plant videos, including:

β€’Β From a flower to a strawberry in 30 days
β€’ The Growing Cycles of Vegetables – Farm foods grow in time lapse
β€’Β Soil Life in Action: Bioturbation with and without soil fauna
β€’Β Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), a time lapse of growth

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