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two-season peppers?

Posted by daninthedirt 8b (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 14, 12 at 16:40

I've got in my garden some healthy looking left over banana and pimento pepper plants. I could rip them out, or I could just leave them in. Are they going to be productive for a second year? (They were hugely productive this last fall.) We had one hard freeze last month, and I covered a bunch, but only these survived. I've never tried two consecutive seasons with peppers before.


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RE: two-season peppers?

I still have a sweet pepper plant (from last fall) still growing. I don't really want to get rid of it, so I'm experimenting to see if it will produce again. I plan to add some compost to help replenish the nutrients. If it doesn't do well, I'll dig it up.


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I had three jalapeno plants that lived for four years, and produced every year.
Jim


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  • Posted by ckap 9a Sugar LandTexas (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 15, 12 at 11:23

Jim,Did you prune the jalapeno plants?


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No I didn't prune, but I had to switch to a heavier, taller stake.
Jim


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peppers are actually tender perennials, so yes, they should keep producing for you. And yes, as Jim said, you will undoubtedly need stronger supports.
HTH,
Susan


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Thank you all. Sounds like I should go for it. The stems are indeed getting quite long, and in fact the plants are now draped over on the ground, so some extra staking will be necessary.


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