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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
I took some pictures today of my peppers. Here's some Jalapeno Peppers. They are pretty hot too.
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Here's a nice Bell pepper.
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And A Poblano pepper. These are not as prolific this year, but there are several.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 2, 2016 2:09 PM CST
Happy looking plants, Tom! Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 2, 2016 4:55 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:Happy looking plants, Tom! Thumbs up


I agree The plants sure do look nice and healthy.

I was just looking my my own pepper plants as I passed by them only a few minutes ago. Some are just loaded with new flowers while others you can see that they have just finished batches of flowers and are now forming tiny fruit. So my peppers are doing really well this year. But I don't have very many plants.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 2, 2016 6:02 PM CST
I wish my hot banana pepper looked as good. It's struggling, and not producing much. It's planted right in the same row as the others, but it's not doing well.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 2, 2016 6:28 PM CST
tveguy3 said:I wish my hot banana pepper looked as good. It's struggling, and not producing much. It's planted right in the same row as the others, but it's not doing well.


Maybe it needs some blossom booster type fertilizer?
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 3, 2016 4:11 AM CST
The whole plant looks funny, foliage is not right. It just isn't thriving.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 3, 2016 9:45 AM CST
tveguy3 said:The whole plant looks funny, foliage is not right. It just isn't thriving.


A mystery!!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 3, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Sure is, they usually are producing more then I can use, but not this year.
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Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Sep 3, 2016 1:58 PM CST
Pepper progress pictures #1
     All my peppers are really doing well this year. I planted half in pots (Big Bertha and Quadrato just turning red) half in earth boxes (Anaheim and Early Jalepeno are pumping out fruit) and the other half (just checking if your'e awake) in the raised beds (many over 4ft tall - Golden Treasure reached 5 ft!).
     I want to talk about ornamental peppers today, though. I've tried several in past seasons, the one's I liked best were Fish peppers. A nice variegated leaf and you can cook with the spicy fruit.
This year I tried Sweet Pickle (yes peppers), and it is my new favorite (see pix). Colorful fruit in shades of yellow, orange, red and violet that stick up like Christmas tree lights demanding to be noticed. The plants are a little over a foot high and wide and grow well in 1 gallon pots as well as the ground. No heat, but despite the name they don't taste sweet, just peppery. I haven't cooked them yet, but have cut up a few raw in salads to add some color.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 3, 2016 2:07 PM CST
DonShirer said:Pepper progress pictures #1
     All my peppers are really doing well this year. I planted half in pots (Big Bertha and Quadrato just turning red) half in earth boxes (Anaheim and Early Jalepeno are pumping out fruit) and the other half (just checking if your'e awake) in the raised beds (many over 4ft tall - Golden Treasure reached 5 ft!).
     I want to talk about ornamental peppers today, though. I've tried several in past seasons, the one's I liked best were Fish peppers. A nice variegated leaf and you can cook with the spicy fruit.
This year I tried Sweet Pickle (yes peppers), and it is my new favorite (see pix). Colorful fruit in shades of yellow, orange, red and violet that stick up like Christmas tree lights demanding to be noticed. The plants are a little over a foot high and wide and grow well in 1 gallon pots as well as the ground. No heat, but despite the name they don't taste sweet, just peppery. I haven't cooked them yet, but have out up a few raw in salads to add some color.
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Those sure are pretty!!
Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Sep 4, 2016 10:20 AM CST
tveguy3 said:The whole plant looks funny, foliage is not right. It just isn't thriving.


I had a plant like that and I finally pulled it up... it had root aphids all over it under the ground.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 6, 2016 9:38 PM CST
King Arthur bell peppers:


Albino Bullnose peppers:


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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 7, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:King Arthur bell peppers:


Albino Bullnose peppers:




Wow those look really nice. Especially the bells!!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 7, 2016 10:27 AM CST
The King Arthur peppers are HUGE -- it would probably take a pound of meat to make one stuffed pepper Hilarious!
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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Sep 7, 2016 10:43 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:The King Arthur peppers are HUGE -- it would probably take a pound of meat to make one stuffed pepper Hilarious!


Jealous! My bells barely made anything this year.
Name: Cybrczch
SE Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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cybrczch
Sep 7, 2016 11:09 AM CST
Hi all,

Early September report on the "ugly stick beat" peppers.
The four foot tall Carmen plants are FINALLY starting to set peppers, so of course the stems are bending down (they've long outgrown the support I gave them) and in danger of breaking. None of the other bells in the same bed have set any sizable fruit, but many are blooming.
The jalapeno plants are producing nicely. The habanero have overcome whatever had eaten the leaves off, and I'm getting red peppers from both. Used some in baba ganoush and the rest to spice up roasted tomato sauce.
The banana peppers are chugging out plenty of peppers. I wish I liked them more (prefer thicker wall peppers). Mostly used in sauce and as rings on pizza.
In the pots, the jalapeno is starting to bear, the habanero is blooming (these were nothing but sticks after the hailstorm in May and I wasn't sure they'd even survive). I've gotten 4 bell peppers and a half dozen Gypsys from the other pot. These have gone into salads or mirepoix for other recipes.
I think next year I'm going to re-purpose a flower bed by the garage for peppers - afternoon sun - and it hasn't had any peppers or other veggies grown in it.

weedwhacker - so so jealous....
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 7, 2016 12:37 PM CST
cybrczch said:Hi all,

Early September report on the "ugly stick beat" peppers.
The four foot tall Carmen plants are FINALLY starting to set peppers, so of course the stems are bending down (they've long outgrown the support I gave them) and in danger of breaking. None of the other bells in the same bed have set any sizable fruit, but many are blooming.
The jalapeno plants are producing nicely. The habanero have overcome whatever had eaten the leaves off, and I'm getting red peppers from both. Used some in baba ganoush and the rest to spice up roasted tomato sauce.
The banana peppers are chugging out plenty of peppers. I wish I liked them more (prefer thicker wall peppers). Mostly used in sauce and as rings on pizza.
In the pots, the jalapeno is starting to bear, the habanero is blooming (these were nothing but sticks after the hailstorm in May and I wasn't sure they'd even survive). I've gotten 4 bell peppers and a half dozen Gypsys from the other pot. These have gone into salads or mirepoix for other recipes.
I think next year I'm going to re-purpose a flower bed by the garage for peppers - afternoon sun - and it hasn't had any peppers or other veggies grown in it.

weedwhacker - so so jealous....


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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 7, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Awww -- I don't want you guys to be jealous, I want you to have nice peppers too! Wish I could tell you some "secret" for growing them.... but I have no idea why peppers always grow so well for me. I don't do anything unusual at all -- like everything else in my garden, they get some compost and a little triple-10 fertilizer when I plant them, and if the weather has been extremely dry I throw a little water at them. Our soil tends to be a little above neutral on the pH scale. The biggest problem I have is my plants falling over; normally I put a bamboo stake in the ground by each plant and tie it up, this year I just used some cheap border fencing on each side of my double rows -- which didn't work that well, so next year it's back to the individual supports.
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
C/F temp conversion
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 8, 2016 12:44 PM CST
I've been using tomato cages on my peppers and that seems to work well. I use the shorter ones on them that I got for tomatoes, as they are just too short for them, so they get used on the peppers.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Sep 8, 2016 12:54 PM CST
I put all my chiles in at the same time and the ones that just sat there and did nothing are NOW finally starting to show signs of producing fruit.
Probably too late but at least they tried.

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