possible to plant jalepenos now?

brianlojeckOctober 26, 2013

I realize it's the wrong time to plant for a harvest, but since capsicums are perennials, can I plant now in order to have the plant be larger when summer comes? My yard gets sun pretty much all day, it never really gets cold in los Angeles... And if like to try my hands at growing something...

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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

It will get too cold for pepper seedlings in LA. You can overinter mature pepper plants in LA, but even then they lose most if not all of their leaves. If you want an early harvest, start them indoors in Feb..

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 12:40PM
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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)

I think if you already have the peppers it will not hurt to try. But put something like a tomato cage over them so when it does get cold you can cover the plants.

FYI, my bell peppers are on their second season along with the jalapenos, hot banana peppers and false alarm peppers. We just cut off any frost damage-I think we covered them for most of the frosts last year. I am not pulling them up so we will see how they do next summer.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 8:46PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Best results planting seeds next May. If you want to try growing something, fall is the time to plant lettuce, peas, spinach, broccoli.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 6:02PM
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