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The peppers like warm soil and even like to be watered with water that has been allowed to come up to room temperature. I watered my pepper plants a couple of hours ago in the greenhouse and when I was through watering, I refilled the container (pitcher) and that will sit there until tomorrow when I water again.
I know it's been a while since I posted. Sorry about that but life does have a way of getting in the way of forums and such.
most everything is growing well. I built some trellises for the peas and I have had several grip and begin to climb. I may have overloaded the garden a little. I am going to work on pulling out a few of the smaller plants to give the stronger ones more space.
my cucumbers are definitely the exception. I germinated 10 hills of 2-3 plants each. I am down to 3 plants that seem stunned.
I was wondering if you looked at your seeds that you tossed to see if any had started to germinate. I have some in the greenhouse that I know did not show for at least four weeks. They are still considerably smaller than the ones that emerged earlier. I wonder if I planted those particular seeds deeper than the others.
My first batch of peppers was a total flop also. Second ones are coming good, they will get moved from the starting tray into cell trays in just a few days. I'm a little concerned about them getting time to actually fruit before September. I may, just to hedge my bets against early frost, buy a couple trays from the local commercial nursery.
My bush beans and tomatoes are coming along very well. I planted some jalapena and banana peppers in containers yesterday. I have a couple of jalapenas in with my tomatoes. I will see which ones with do the best. I planted some Scotch Bonnet pepper seeds on Tuesday. I will see how they do. Here's a few pics.
I know there are two varieties that are hotter than the habanero and I won't bother planting anything hotter than that one. So be careful and watch those grands. If they ever tried one, they would never forget it.
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