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Ozark
Ozark, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 8, 2008
10:20 PM

Post #4925473

I'm kinda proud of the sweet peppers I started from critterologist's seeds. I ended up planting them in one 33' row east-to-west on the south side of my corn where they'll get plenty of sun. They've been in the garden almost a week now, and they're 18" apart, 23 plants. I worked a light dose of 10-10-10 fertilizer into the row before transplanting.

I decided not to stagger them in the row because hand-weeding to me is like kryptonite to Superman - I like to get in there close with a tiller.

We had 3 more inches of rain yesterday and last night, and I can hardly get in the garden today. I've got my corn seed, but the garden's going to have to dry out before I can plant it. There's more rain predicted.

I've found the standard wire tomato cages are 'way too small for tomatoes, but I had enough of them for every other pepper plant. I'll string cords in between to tie the rest of them up. I think they're doing good.

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beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4926511

Looking really good Ozark. I wish mine were so healthy. They are a pitiful bunch this year. Here's the bed before mulching. They've been there almost a week.

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taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 15, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #4952632

That looks great Oz ! wow
I havin't gotten mine out yet . Wish i could but weather is just not cooperating darn it . :(
I hope to get them out next week.
looks great
beclu have you grown them there before and had success ?
My Jimmy Nardelos are not looking to great either. i did them all the same ?

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 15, 2008
11:19 AM

Post #4953780

I grew both peppers and tomatoes there last year. They did fine for the most part, until the drought. My main problem is the seedlings aren't good. The ones I started didn't do well this year. Half of them died before I could transplant them. And some of them have died after. I added compost to the bed before planting and they are now mulched. I also put in a drip hose. I think enough will survive to give me a good crop.
I started 10 Jimmy Nardellos and none survived. Same with Carmen. So I don't have very many sweet ones. I hope the Joe E Parker aren't too hot so I can kinda substitute. LOL

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #4957103

My JN are still small. they just don't seem to want to grow , then they get a little blast of growth then nothing for weeks.
I didn't have much luck with Gypsy. i have a few but lost the others . :(
Peppers are tricky i think. I am hoping they survive the night out , i have been hardening them off and am hoping they make it throught tonight rain and wind.
Hope your goes well
Have you tried a foliar spray ? on them ? i was looking into one and am still thinking about it.

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 16, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #4959701

I ordered some messenger and will spray them after this much needed rain passes. I had a sample packet last year, but used in on tomatoes. This year the tomatoes are doing great, so it goes on the peppers.
BronxBoy
Lawrenceville, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 16, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #4959737

My main problem this year has been snails. I have gone to a heavily mulched, no till set up in my beds and some of them have been a haven for snails.

Othern than that, they are doing well. Have to post some pics later.

Beclu:

I may have some plants you can have. Dmail me if you're interested and I'll see what I have and let you know. Mine came along slowly too them they took off all of a sudden.

BB

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2008
1:19 AM

Post #4962354

Glad to say that mine survived the wind storm and rain
funny the look bigger !!
BB do you do the beer in the pie tin trick for them ? I remember my dad always snail hunting at night with a flash light ,iwth a coffee can and salt.

BronxBoy
Lawrenceville, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2008
10:38 AM

Post #4963592

No Taynors.

These are way smaller than the slugs we had to deal with in NY. I really had to do a close inspection to see what was eating them.

I just sprayed with some neem oil as a first step

BB

taynors

taynors
Urbana, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2008
1:10 PM

Post #4963959

aaaahhh gotcha
i know those little buggers are hard . The small ones seem to make more damage than the reg size snail ? lol

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