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Re: peppers/what's everyone ordering?


Try some of the smaller bells - the big ones do take longer and unless
you have a REALLY long season like we do, it probably would be a
problem.

I like the Buran, Healthy and Jimmy Nardellos for quick turn around.
They're all sweet red peppers, but the Jimmy Nardellos are long and
skinny like hot peppers. The Buran peppers are very sweet even when
green - they're a Polish heirloom variety. These are all smaller peppers
and produce quick prolifically and are not huge plants. You can do them
in big containers if you're short of room. I get mine from SSE, don't
know if anyone else carries them or not. www.seedsavers.org. You have to
order plants in increments of 6, but that's just two of each, so no big
deal. And at 2.50 a piece, it won't break your budget eitehr.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2004 21:44:11 -0600

>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.
>Cathy
>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?
>>> Cathy
>>> 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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>>>> Southwest Florida
>>>> Zone 10
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>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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