New Pepper Garden!

girlgarden(3)April 16, 2011

Just thought I'd post the seeds I'm starting and see if any of you have any recommendations!

This will be my second year growing peppers (but last year my roommate killed all of them... ugh). Here's what's in the collection:

Anaheim

BGH 1725

Bermuda Hot

Bonda Ma Jackque

Chi-Chien

Criola Sella

Ecuador Hot

Fatalii

Fire Serrano

Firefox

Hanoi Red

Hungarian Wax

Island Hellfire

Jalepeno

Large Cherry

Long Red Cayenne

Madame Janette

Macho

Naga Jolokia

Peruvian White Habanero

Tips? Tricks? I know I'm late in germinating everything (I've only got a couple of them setting true leaves).

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shoontok

Get a new roomate.

nice growlist.

Jim

    Bookmark   April 16, 2011 at 10:20PM
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the_pepper_guy

Hungarian Wax and Cayenne have been some of the easiest peppers I have grown. They always have a really good harvest and don't need any special attending to. Great plants for a first grow. Good luck with the new garden! I look forward to seeing pics of your grow in the future.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Pepper Guy's Garden

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 1:54AM
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kosherbaker(LA CA-10)

Great to see another pepper addict added to the ranks. :) Wish you lots of success and sending you some Sunshine from zone 10 up to your zone 3. :O

Rudy

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 12:00PM
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girlgarden(3)

Thanks! We need it - nothing but rain and snow up here for DAYS. It's getting tiresome.

Any advice on how to keep them from cross-pollinating? I'd like to have true fruit and seeds if I can, but it's a small space.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 7:19PM
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the_pepper_guy

I have been experimenting with using tulle to cover plats. I used to use small tulle bags to cover the flower and hand pollinate. I also mark the fruit so I know which one is good seed. This year I plan on making large bags out of tulle and covering the entire plant. I plan on saving seeds from about 25-30 plants this year, so I am hoping this makes the process a lot easier.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Pepper Guy's Garden

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 3:22AM
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girlgarden(3)

How do you keep the plants getting enough sun and stuff through the fabric?

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 9:35PM
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esox07

Girlgarden: only two ways I know of to keep from cross pollinating. First is to keep different varieties separated by a large distance. Some say about a hundred meters. There is still a chance for crossing however. Otherwise, you would need to plant them in completely different areas, like your mothers house across town for instance. Then I remember reading something about manually pollinating then covering the branch with those blooms so that it cannot be further pollinated by another source.
Check out this thread: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pepper/msg040204189779.html

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 11:25PM
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the_pepper_guy

The plants will get plenty of sun through the material. It is a very fine mesh so it allows sunlight and water through, basically you are using it to keep out other plants pollen. You just give the plant a shake every now and again to pollinate it. I have heard a lot of success with the tulle bags. I know by experience that hand pollinating then covering the flower with tulle and marking the branch/flower. Then when it starts to develop into fruit you can take off the bag and let it grow away. You have it marked so when you harvest, you know which pod will have the "true" seeds. I am trying to save a large amount of seeds this year, that is why I am trying the full plant bag method. We will see how it goes!

Here is a link that might be useful: The Pepper Guy's Garden

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 8:56PM
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