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.
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.
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 ?
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
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.
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.
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.