potted bell peppers plants

vegegurlNovember 3, 2008

In May 2008 I planted red bell pepper seeds from a fresh red pepper. I now have 3 individual potted pepper plants (apx 15" eac). There are about 5-6 rather small peppers amongst the 3 plants, plus many tiny peppers and many flowering buds (Ok..I'm a novice, first pepper plant. They are sooo cute and I am so excited to watch them grow). Now the temperature is cooling 45-50 degrees at night...65-70 during the day. What should my next step be? Can I cover them with plastic with holes punched for the peppers to breathe, place them in my garage. I have no clue. I just hope I can save these peppers. I enjoy watching them grow from me planting the seeds. Thank you :)

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CA Kate

Peppers need a lot of heat to produce fruit. If your temps are that cold you just might need to toss them and plant some more next year..... I have 12 pots of peppers in all sizes. I started pickling some -- out of desperation for what to do with all the little ones. ;-D

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 9:14PM
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thegardenpages

What if you started bringing them in at night? Wouldn't that buy some time until they're bigger?

I've had good luck overwintering peppers in my garden.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 5:00AM
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