second season peppers
A while ago I asked about whether it was possible to protect peppers over the winter and have them bear the next year.
Well, I have the answer.
We had only a couple of mild freezes, and using some tarps I managed to keep half of my pepper plants alive. Had I taken more trouble, I could have protected all of them. Yes, they had a few frozen tips, but the main plants were OK.
Well, I now have three 3-foot bushes, extremely lush, with flowers and little peppers all over them. In mid-March! Awesome!
These peppers (which happen to be sweet banana and pimento) basically shut off during the middle of last summer, and their productivity has come back with a vengance.
I may do this every year, though peppers are notoriously freeze intolerant, so maybe I just got lucky with the weather this year.