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Pepper 'Tray Size'

Posted by codhod (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 10, 07 at 23:58

Hello everyone!

First id like to thank everyone for all there info i have read on these forums.


1. Im building an EBB and Flow system but i cant seem to find a definate answer to how big my "Flood Tray" needs to be. I Would like to have about 4 differant kinds of peppers (One plant of each kind). How big of a tray do i need for the 4 plants (Chile peppers). Id also like to keep it all in one tray if possible so any info on the dimensions needed for the tray would be great.

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Probably depends on the kind of Chile peppers, but if you're planting Jalapeno, go BIG!

That was my Jalapeno plant 66 days after germination. It grew to be about 10x that size after a few more months, taking over that entire tray. It got so big I ended up getting rid of it, since my original intention was to grow herbs, and Jalapenos are plentiful in my area.

RE: Pepper 'Tray Size'

I would plant 16-18 inches apart for a full-bodied plant.
Im building a system for a friend that will be 4'x6' with the thought of planting 4 tomatoes, a couple Bells. You could always cram more, but in the long run less plants equal less work and if you can give them room they will love you for it. In this setup, I would certainly plant half light lovers around here and there; you would be surprised as to the bonus harvest.

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