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Re: peppers/what's everyone ordering?

Actually have tons of pollinators (I almost never spray insecticide). Guess I should have been clearer - its just that the sweet peppers are slow to form, then take forever to mature, while my hot peppers just keep coming and coming.
On Sunday, February 15, 2004, at 07:57 AM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:

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

<< Well I ordered my pepper transplants from SSE today. >>

Pam, don't you have garden centers near that you can purchase plants
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.

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