Test Germination, Now What?

seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)December 22, 2013

I started some pepper seeds just to test their viability. The earliest was sown on Nov. 10. Now I see they are growing buds. Those are Japanese SHISHITO. I have no idea how big they are going to get. The earliest I can move them out (my cold frame) would be late March. So I am stuck. Maybe I will just let them grow like house plants.
I have couple of other hot peppers including a habanero too.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Says here 18 Inches tall

Here is a link that might be useful: height

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 1:59PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Pot them into separate containers, then prune them to keep them short and manageable. They will bush out and make fine houseplants, especially if they're a smaller cultivar from the start. The leaves look a bit lime-green and delicate....are they receiving enough fertilizer for thick green growth? (Pale color could be due to camera lighting, as well).


    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 2:16PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Thanks Jean and Josh.

Yeah, I will re pot and prune to keep them short.

Yes, Josh. The leave are a bit pale, I know. I have not fertilized them much, just lightly. I will boost it gradually. I didn't want them to go crazy.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 5:15PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)


On Josh's suggestion, I was planning to top them to stay bushy. But as was re potting them yesterday, I noticed that at 5" they are branching out and already have buds. I fertilized them a bit more. Seems that they are getting darker green.
The way it is going I might be harvesting some before getting them outside. What do you know ! I got myself an indoor garden. haha


UPDATE 12/30/04

Shishito is amazing. They are about 9" tall. Keep getting bushy by branching out and are loaded with buds and have few flowers too; A tabasco-like ornamental is the same way but a little behind. Habaneros are moving slowly. Which is ago . They have plenTy of time till plant out.


This post was edited by seysonn on Mon, Dec 30, 13 at 21:35

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 2:41PM
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