chopped down my pepper trees - wish me luck
So I chopped down my pepper trees & brought them in for the season. I chopped 2 last week, put them in a gritty mix & brought them in but it didn't go so well. Everything was cool, then I made the mistake of putting them outside on an overcast but bright day. Who knew the clouds would break up so soon? Anyway, I came home to find them in full sun, they wilted miserably & never recovered. Lesson learned.
Tonight, I chopped & brought in 8 or 9 plants. I cut them back hard to the woody growth, getting rid of most of the foliage with the exception of a few leaves on each plant. Here's a few of 'em.
I put 'em in a 511 mix rather than gritty cause it was what I had on hand. I said an 'Omahh' and shook a chicken over 'em. Wish me luck. 0_o
I've never had any luck overwintering peppers before, they usually give up the ghost 'round Jan-Feb or so. In all fairness, I'd never thoroughly absorbed the how & the why before. This year though, I think will be different.