Will This Chile Plant Survive?

DaveChile Peppers, Gardening/FarmingLeave a Comment

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The image above shows you the reason I want my Pimiento de Padrón plant to survive. About a week ago we had a strong windstorm sweep through the valley. I was growing the plant in a pot on our front patio, and the plant had been divided as a seedling into two sections near the base of the plant. The section with the most foliage was hit so hard that it split apart from the other section as was on its side, though not completely wilted. A close examination showed that at the split, three-quarters of the plant was detached from the other section, but that still left a quarter of it attached to the undamaged vertical section. I decided to attempt a self-graft, hoping that if I reconnected the two parts, they might just grow together and save both sections of it.