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PEPPERS FROM THE PAST

I have had years when my peppers grew perfectly..... seemingly all the colors of the rainbow and then some.

Lately I only seem to get a couple of colors and those only appear really late in the season. I am thinking it is time for my very first soil test!!

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  •  RonH: 
     

    If you have any, like from a fireplace, wood ash will lower soil ph for plants that require alkaline soil.

    Hungarian Wax peppers: yikes! (My acid reflux kicks up at the thought!)  Plant banana peppers, tasty, easy to grow, and very very productive.

     
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      Hmmmmm never thought of that. Thanks Ron. I have a fireplace and a couple of firepits outside. I will try the ashes.

      Come to think of it, the year I had such a great yield, I planted the peppers in the same spot where we had burned the garden waste in the spring.  Coincidence?? I think not. The plants grew shoulder height that year and were loaded with peppers.

       
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  •  beatleguy: 
     

    mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Foi63.tinypic.com%2now these wouldn't happen to be the variety Peter Piper pickled, would they? If memory serves me right, Peter pickled around a peck I believe

     
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    •  legacycowgirl: 
       

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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      I do believe they are!! Perhaps Nahi would know.

       
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      •  VeroMariquita: 
         

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      •  legacycowgirl: 
         

        Why yes, I do...{#}

        Most likely the reference is to green peppercorns pickled in brine. Peter Piper is often associated with Pierre Poivre, a French horticulturist from Mauritius who looked at transforming the Seychelles into a pepper paradise, pickled and pecked. The pepper he was concerned with was his namesake, piper negrum and not the longer spicy fruit we also call peppers.

         
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        •  viccles2004: 
           

          Where is the applause emoji when you need it?

           
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        •  VeroMariquita: 
           

          Couldn't a said it better myself.{#}

           
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  •  viccles2004: 
     

    Beautiful! I need to be more adventurous in planting peppers, seems all I ever get planted are the bell peppers and sometimes some Hungarian wax peppers. I would love to try growing some pimento peppers, have you ever tried those?

     
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      No I haven't tried them. I rarely ever grow anything but the sweet bells. These multicolored ones are so pretty in jars.

       
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    •  SecretCorners: 
       

      I have grown them.  They require the same as green (bell) peppers.

       
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      •  viccles2004: 
         

        Oh awesome! I wasn't sure if they needed a longer growing season or any other special requirements.

         
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  •  SecretCorners: 
     

    The peppers you are showing do require calcium in the soil.  When planting them, mix in some powered limestone in the soil.

     
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      I might have to try that. My soil does tend to be a bit acidic.

       
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Posted: 05.08.2018
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