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Re: peppers/what's everyone ordering?

Cathy - do you have lots of bees and other pollinators flitting around
your yard? If not, that could be your problem. Plant some basil and
cosmos around your bell peppers. Both draw pollinating insects and the
strong scent of the basil keeps that bad bugs that want to eat your
peppers away (they can't smell them to find them).

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 14 Feb 2004 22:11:09 -0600

>I fell in love with 'Bolivian Rainbow Peppers' when I saw them in 
>Cantigny gardens outside Chicago. They were so ornamental - with the 
>edible bonus! Got seeds, after a great deal of surfing from 'Pepper 
>Joe's' in Timonium, MD. Then had to order the 'Fluorescent Purple 
>Pepper' as well. Have always had excellent results from hot peppers 
>here in z5b, but poor yields from sweet peppers, even when started from 
>plants. Any ideas?
>On Friday, February 13, 2004, at 04:23 PM, james singer wrote:
>> The Pepper Gal, which sells seeds of most capsicum in captivity, 
>> recommends soaking them in a weak salt petre solution before planting; 
>> says it improves germination rate and gives the seedling a jump start.
>> Only peppers I grow these days are Thai devils, bird peppers, and 
>> grove peppers. They're perennials here. The Thai devil is the oldest, 
>> maybe 5 years old and 6 feet tall. It produces 50 or more peppers a 
>> year--way more than I can use.
>> On Friday, February 13, 2004, at 09:59 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
>>> In a message dated 2/12/04 7:58:38 PM, gardenqueen@gbronline.com 
>>> writes:
>>> << Well I ordered my pepper transplants from SSE today. >>
>>> Pam, don't you have garden centers near that you can purchase plants 
>>> from
>>> avoiding shipping.  Also, peppers are very easy to start from seed 
>>> which I will
>>> do but I will not start them till March.
>>>     I only order plant material that is not available locally due to 
>>> the cost.
>>>         Ceres
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>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> Zone 10
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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