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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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October 5, 2011 - 4:30 am

There are alot of peppers on these bushes, but I don't know if they will ripen before a hard frost. These are the yellow and red variety of bell peppers. They are in the greenhouse, but I also have a couple bushes outside of the greenhouse. The plants on the outside are shorter & have more peppers on each plant. They are growing where my compost pile was last year and get the benefit of more direct sun. I am thinking that the greenhouse plants get less UV light since the plastic isn't perfectly clear. So their coloring is less vibrant and less yield. BUT the greenhouse allows me to get earlier harvest & hopefully LATER harvest...we will see, a HARD FROST is just around the cornerWink.Image Enlarger

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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October 5, 2011 - 7:29 am

they look beautiful! Our peppers where on the small side this year because of the lack of rain.

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Brenda
SW Indiana zone 6a
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October 8, 2011 - 7:13 am

Wondering if you pinch off the first blooms on your pepper plants?? I just read that it is a good thing to do, so that the plant grows stronger roots, which means it will produce more peppers and bigger peppers though the season.

I have never tried this (I get too greedy and want those first peppers from the blosoms I guess lol)..might try it on a couple of plants next spring and see what happens

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Lark
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October 8, 2011 - 7:21 am

Thanks Brenda. I will try it on a couple of plants next year.

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Lark
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May 6, 2012 - 5:44 am

I planted my yellow and red bell pepper seed on February 7, put them on the ROLLING SHELF GREENHOUSE. They are now about 7" high and transplanted them into 4" pots and placed them down in the little greenhouse. It is still too early to put them into the ground. I think I will plant a couple of them in the RAISED VEGGIE BED GREENHOUSE, but the rest of the 12 plants will go into the vegetable garden somewhere.Confused 

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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May 15, 2012 - 4:29 am

I forgot to mention before I transplanted my peppers into larger pots, a few of the plants had white bugs on  the stems and leaves. I grabbed my spray bottle (water, dish soap & rubbing alcohol) and sprayed all the plants. Infact, I thought I might have drown them with the solutionConfusedLaugh. Well I guess they were happy that I came to their rescue from those darn bugs.  SurprisedYesterday I noticed tiny peppers forming. It is really still too early to plant them into the garden. We still could get frosts. I have way more plants than I really need (12) so maybe today I will plant a couple in the ground. Confused

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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May 15, 2012 - 4:36 am

Brenda said

Wondering if you pinch off the first blooms on your pepper plants?? I just read that it is a good thing to do, so that the plant grows stronger roots, which means it will produce more peppers and bigger peppers though the season.

I have never tried this (I get too greedy and want those first peppers from the blosoms I guess lol)..might try it on a couple of plants next spring and see what happens

 I am going to give this method a try on a few of my plants. I am glad that I was reading some of your past posts. Over Winter I remember hearing about pinching and pruning pepper plants on some of the YouTube video channels I watch. Thanks Brenda for the info.Smile

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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May 17, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Today I planted 2 red bell peppers and 1 yellow bell pepper in front of the Kentucky Blue Wonder pole beans. They have flowers and even a little pepper started.  The rest of the peppers are still in the little green house. I am waiting to harvest my romaine lettuce and then the other bell peppers will be planted in that spot. I hope these peppers don't get too upset with me...they love warm/hot weather and our nights are down in the low 40's.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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July 25, 2012 - 3:25 pm

003.JPGThis is a red bell pepper that I am growing in a container on my deck. I should be harvesting it soon. I have others in the ground, but so far this one has the only sizable pepper. The peppers in the veggie garden are now getting more sun, since I pulled out the brocolli.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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October 26, 2013 - 8:32 am

I planted red & yellow bell peppers from seed. Two green bell peppers I bought. All the plants looked beautiful. BUT my red & yellow didn't have enough time to turn their beautiful color. Oh well they lost a month of growing in warmth. Our Spring was so cold. I will keep trying. Maybe I will transplant them from the seed packs into larger pots and keep them in the ROLLING SHELF GREENHOUSE until June.

 

We have had several killing freezes so I picked all of the GREEN peppers. I will cut them up and freeze them. What method do you prefer?  Blanching in boiling water or just freezing them without blanching?

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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