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North-Central Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Bushytail
Jul 18, 2016 6:21 PM CST
I'm new to this site, and have found it to be a wonderful resource. I moved to Arkansas (7a) last winter and I'm looking to connect with gardeners familiar with my new locale.
I mostly have veggies this year, but I have some hostas and azaleas, as usual. I've just gotten into foxgloves this year, and I'm digging them (har!).
I was hoping with the long, hot summers here, I would have luck with some new peppers. No luck on my chipotles or scotch bonnets. I'm growing from seed, and I don't have a greenhouse (yet). Any Arkansans had any luck with these guys?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jul 18, 2016 6:41 PM CST
Hi Bushytail, welcome to NGA!

I don't think my experience on the coastal PNW would be helpful - we had a "hot" day recently that went OVER 75 degrees!

There are members who've added their approximate locations to their profile, in or around Arkansas. You can search to find them:
http://garden.org/users/memberlist/location.php?my_location=...

(If you want to be that visible, click on the "head and shoulders" icon in the upper left corner, and fill out :
- "Change your public profile"
- "Your location" (as approximate as you wish, like "Central AR" or "Near Russellville")

That appears in the corner of every post and helps people answer questions, since the same question might have a different answer for AR, AK and AL. each time you update your "public profile" info, it changes in every post you've made, even old ones!

I used to think that the hardiness Zone was useful, but then I heard that someone in Texas Zone 8 had his first crop of tomatoes dying from heat before my coastal WA Zone 8 was warm enough at night to put out my only crop of cherry tomatoes!

Or the regional forum for Arkansas is the "SouthEast Gardening" forum.
http://garden.org/forums/view/southeastgardening/

They even have a "Hello new members" thread:
The thread "Welcome New Southeast Forum Members! Please introduce yourself :)" in Southeast Gardening forum

If you spend much time in the "Vegetables and Fruit" forum, I'll see you around the barn!
http://garden.org/forums/view/eateat/

BTW, if you click on "Watch this forum" on a forum's home page, it becomes easier to navigate to (it appears on your own NGA home page)

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2016 6:59 PM CST
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jul 18, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! from your neighbor to the North!!
Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jul 19, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Welcome!
I have no advice for your area but HI from the frozen north. :)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 19, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Hi again Bushytail.

I thought I would wait a few more days, then submit a request to move this thread intact to the "Southeast Gardening" forum.

That will give people who frequent this forum more chance to see and respond, then give the SE forum a chance.

What do you think? You can request the move yourself, if you want:
- while in this thread but not editing a response, look at the lower right corner.
- Click "Suggest a Change".
- One option will be "move thread to another forum".

An admin or Moderator will confirm the move is a good idea before moving it.
You'll still be notified when a new response comes to the thread.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jul 19, 2016 9:32 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @Bushytail !

I grow all sorts of peppers (including jalapenos - you can't really 'grow' chipotles, they are smoke-dried jalapenos, and habaneros) here in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, so I'm sure you can grow them in Arkansas. Did you plant your seeds directly in the ground? or did you start them in pots or some such thing? I would suggest starting them in small pots or '6-packs' under lights, about 8 weeks before you want to set them out in your garden.
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North-Central Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Bushytail
Jul 20, 2016 10:24 PM CST
Thank you for the navigational assistance, RickCorey. Duly noted.
And thanks for the welcome, all.
I started all my peppers outdoors in small starter packs, Weedwacker. No problems with all the others, just Scotch Bonnets and Chipotles. I had heard Chipotles were other peppers smoked, but when I came across the seeds labeled "chipotle", I bought 'em. Label them chipotle, label me a sucker. Whatevs. I'm more disappointed about the Bonnets.
As my gardening infrastucture improves here, I hope to be able to do more indoors and maybe even work out a greenhouse. Big dreams.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 21, 2016 3:36 PM CST
Welcome! Bushytail Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 22, 2016 4:39 PM CST
Bushytail said: ...
As my gardening infrastucture improves here, I hope to be able to do more indoors and maybe even work out a greenhouse. Big dreams.


You go!
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Jul 22, 2016 4:48 PM CST
Welcome!

I did not know that about chipotle peppers!

Live and learn!
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Name: Roberta
Cherokee Village, Ark (Zone 7a)
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901Bertwood
Sep 30, 2016 7:48 AM CST
Hi Neighbor! I live in Hardy, Ar area now for about a year. Moved from Memphis, so different soils as you can relate to. I have a small growing area, sunny but dries due to being a raised bed. I only have Iris in it but want to put in veg next season, maybe even sunflowers?


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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Sep 30, 2016 9:08 AM CST
Welcome!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

I envy your sun
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
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vic
Sep 30, 2016 9:37 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Beautiful home and landscaping Thumbs up

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