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Well, I finally got 'em out today - 4 plants each of Carmen, Flexum, Gypsy, and Sweet Spot, and 2 plants each of Big Red and Aji Dulce.
It's been raining most every day and night for a week or so and there's more rain in our forecast, but my seedlings were getting BIG so I took the opportunity to put them out between showers.
Last year I figured out three things about growing non-bell hybrid sweet peppers, which 16 of these plants are. (1) They like lots and lots of water; (2) They like being crowded together; and (3) They need lots of support or the weight of the peppers will break whole branches off.
With that in mind, I planted them all in a single row so I can put a soaker hose along it and I drove an oak stake every 18 inches and planted a pepper by each stake. After this picture was taken, I wired a small tomato cage to each stake and tied each plant up. That's one job done, and I think they're good to go.