Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Growing Peppers

This night we talked about growing peppers during #SeedChat To read the transcript in chronological order, read the transcript from the bottom up.

     Thanks for joining #SeedChat . We'll post the transcript at http://t.co/qkdr0lgozJ in a little bit. What should we chat next wk? -9:01 PM Mar 20th, 2013

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   Link to study "Shade #Peppers for increased yield in heat conditions" see pg12 #seedchat #vegchat #gardenchathttp://t.co/dnmRt7QQen -9:24 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  #seedchat this was from seed exchg in Lawrence, Ks this year#seedbomb machine http://t.co/iqh5YQ6UeS -9:08 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   night all - keep them warm andbe patient with those seeds germinating - Happy Spring! #seedchat -9:07 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : “: About a minute left, toss out your best pepper growing tip! #SeedChat”.DONT OVERFEED NITROGEN #seedchat -9:06 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   See you next week! Thanks for a fun night!#seedchat -9:06 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Night all! Loved my first #seedchat -9:05 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT   #seedchatthis was from seed exchg in Lawrence, Ks this year #seedbombmachine http://t.co/iqh5YQ6UeS -9:04 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Night everybody - good chatting with you all! See you all next week. #seedchat -9:03 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : Seed Bomb Machine in Action:http://t.co/gPkRQEVQ7P #seedchat -9:03 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   “: About a minute left, toss out your best pepper growing tip! #SeedChat”. DON'T OVERFEED NITROGEN -9:03 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : Thanks for joining #SeedChat . We'll post the transcript at http://t.co/qkdr0lgozJ in a little bit. What should we chat next wk? -9:02 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     I use a sandy/loamy soil, nothing too dense. #seedchat -9:02 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat ok I will when on PC. It's buried in a strange PDF like format for magazine viewing -9:02 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   “ #seedchat this was from seed exchg in Lawrence, Ks this year #seedbombmachine http://t.co/DLtl8r2Nay” WOW! -9:02 PM Mar 20th, 2013

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   Heat Mats WIN! for peppers :) #seedchat -9:01 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Seed Bomb Machine in Action:http://t.co/gPkRQEVQ7P #seedchat -9:01 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Yep, in Canada - I've grown peppers in zone 6 and zone 8. #seedchat -9:01 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  #seedchat this was from seed exchg in Lawrence, Ks this year#seedbomb machine http://t.co/iqh5YQ6UeS -9:01 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     #seedchat this was from seed exchg in Lawrence, Ks this year #seedbomb machinehttp://t.co/iqh5YQ6UeS -9:00 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    My jalapenos were prolific when I sprinkled antacid tablets around them weekly. #seedchat -9:00 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     Some were 12, some 15, feel like I had an 18 too. What kind of dirt? #seedchat -8:59 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   About a minute left, toss out your best pepper growing tip! #SeedChat -8:59 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     I am so using this gum ball machine idea!! #seedchat -8:59 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   “ Technically, to vend them, and not my idea…. #seedchat” thanks for the share!-8:59 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat I'm hoping for more normal temps so I can get some tomatoes. -8:58 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    That's what happened to us, but just when things started to really grow, we got snowed on. Nothing grew last season. #SeedChat -8:58 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    That would be interesting to read, if you don't mind. I will need that info for our long, hot summer.#seedchat -8:58 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    We got ours here but I have no idea which one: http://t.co/247rPfFQbn #seedchat -8:58 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #SeedChat I'm hoping for a more "normal" summer this year so we can get a lot of peppers. :) -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat if anyone wants me too I can dig up the shade cloth increasing pepper production study link. -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : this week ACE hardware here has starter flats with a heat mat for $21 #seedchat -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I like the organza bag idea. Thanks!#seedchat -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Backyard/ RT where did you get the red clay? A store? Online? I don't know what to do lol #seedchat -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Technically, to vend them, and not my idea. I stole the idea from some group I saw doing it.#seedchat -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Cute idea/ RT  I've been looking for a used gumball machine to sell seed bombs. #seedchat -8:57 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    so cool! I have learned something new...Gumball machines to make seed bombs#Seedchat -8:56 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Have.mercy! #seedchat -8:56 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat I got hit with extreme heat but good production late before the frost. -8:56 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    -Same here. The kids call it "mommy's moving the seeds" dance. #seedchat -8:56 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    There's got to be something that's making it hard for you, and there's got to be a solution! Also, I'm stubborn. #seedchat -8:56 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     #seedchat I am assuming u have full sun -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT   #seedchatyou need either more root heat OR try shade cloth (studies show increased prod. w/ shade cloth) -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     #seedchat you need either more root heat OR try shade cloth (studies show increased prod. w/ shade cloth) -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    oh, maybe it was that much? We got ours *new* so maybe it's cheaper because it's new?#seedchat -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I dig it up out of my yard. it's hard as bricks. How about smashing some bricks to get red clay?#seedchat -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    We did, and even some little "buds" under them. We just had a strange weather pattern last year I think. #seedchat -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I did that year before last but I didn't really notice a difference in yield. Maybe it's me! #seedchat -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   we've had almost an inch of snow since this chat started YIKES! #seedchat -8:55 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    eek more money for sure. But I wanna do it RIGHT ya know? If I'm doing seed bomb gumballs,I want em to stay together #seedchat -8:54 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Sprouted seedlings going inside + outside due to frost advisory #seedchat -8:54 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Wait, wat? That's a steal. The gumball vending machines I've looked at are in the $150+ range.#seedchat -8:54 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     -That sounds yummy! I need to try that. Thanks for the tip! #seedchat -8:54 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat Did you have many flowers?-8:54 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  I've been looking for a used gumball machine to sell seed bombs. #seedchat -8:54 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    where did you get the red clay? A store? Online? I don't know what to do lol #seedchat -8:53 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    -I mix our red clay soil with a little composted manure and tissue paper confetti. #seedchat -8:53 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    you can technically make seed balls out of paper, but clay I find is easier to work w/but more $$#seedchat -8:53 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I think 'Red Ruffled' might do well for you. Lemme see if I can dig up some seeds for you. #seedchat -8:53 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    We grow them too. Tried to grow ghost peppers last year and had a great plant, but no peppers.#seedchat -8:53 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I find growing them in containers is easier and I get a bigger harvest - have you tried that? #seedchat-8:52 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat Watch for pollinators. You might need to give them a shake or hand pollinate to improve yield. -8:52 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    did you use red clay or something else? I'm trying to figure out if I need red clay or not.#seedchat -8:51 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     -Sure did. Threw some balls out last year near the mailbox. Came up marigold clusters. Kids were thrilled.#seedchat -8:51 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat I grow jalapenos and habereros every year.-8:51 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I haven't tried yet, but I know I'll have to get seeds that can germinate in clay.. it will be a fun experiment! #seedchat -8:51 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I won't. But my peppers never produce much anyway. I don't know if I'm not doing something right but yield is so low. #seedchat -8:51 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   commercial quality heat mats ARE expensive!#seedchat -8:51 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     Great idea!!!!#seedchat -8:50 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat The red ruffled sounds good -8:50 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  want to make seed balls this year - to sell at the farmers markets. #seedchat/do they grow? Have u tried? -8:50 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    they are crazy expensive. I think like $70! Luckily  got one for Christmas 2 years ago and doesn't use it :) #seedchat -8:50 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Jalapeno. Stuff it w/cream cheese, shrimp, wrap in bacon. RT : What's the one pepper you can't live w/o in your garden? #SeedChat -8:49 PM Mar 20th, 2013
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        Love the repurposed heating mat suggestions #SeedChat -8:49 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat Good link http://t.co/nfUCMXjbyO -8:49 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    That is awesome and you should do it immediately. #seedchat -8:49 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     YES! We have a gumball machine that we aren't using. I was going to see if it works! #seedchat -8:49 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I grew 'Red Ruffled' in quite heavy clay, and it gave me lots of fruit. I'd recommend giving that one a try.#seedchat -8:48 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    It was new when I bought it. #seedchatThat reminds me of the old rose care books. You could kill somebody with those regimes. -8:48 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     I've been looking for a used gumball machine to sell seed bombs. #seedchat-8:48 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   “ …Some of those old garden books have crazy seed starting info. Like putting soil in oven #Seedchat” <—lol! -8:48 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    great idea - seed balls at farmer mkt! #seedchat -8:48 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   'Yummy' hybrid & 'Giant Marconi' (sp?) “: What's the one pepper you can't live without in your garden?#SeedChat -8:48 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Do you know of sweet bell variety that tolerates clay soil? #Seedchat -8:47 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I am still growing pepper seeds from 2003 and they still germinate pretty well. 50% not bad! ha ha #seedchat -8:47 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  #seedchat germ info from chili institute http://t.co/smnUINnMld -8:47 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    probably true - not that modern here #seedchat -8:47 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     I want to make seed balls this year - to sell at the farmers markets. I think they'd be a hit! #seedchat -8:47 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat 1993. Be careful. -8:47 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat Thanks.I never have a problem with peppers. Other seeds, but not peppers. -8:46 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    The fish pepper because it's delicious AND beautiful. Grow it every year! #seedchat -8:46 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Is that an older garden book? Some of those old garden books have crazy seed starting info. Like putting soil in oven #Seedchat -8:46 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   can't live without sweet banana peppers#seedchat -8:46 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I love 'Red Ruffled'. Small sweet pimento-type pepper. Excellent for EVERYTHING. And will do well in shorter season. #seedchat -8:46 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  #seedchat germ info from chili institute http://t.co/smnUINnMld -8:45 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    -Unless you have a fridge constructed w/energy efficiency standards and top never gets warm (speaking from exp.;() #seedchat -8:45 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat germ info from chili institutehttp://t.co/smnUINnMld -8:45 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   What's the one pepper you can't live without in your garden? #SeedChat -8:45 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat This particular book is the firs place I read soaking seeds in a 10% bleach solution to soften the coat. Never tired it. -8:45 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I have always had near 100% germination with the $0.10 seeds. Many can be viable for around 5 years if stored right! #seedchat -8:45 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     But people carried them too, which confuses. I got some doozies from Rajasthan which is way dry. #seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     -The kids had so much fun making seed balls that I'm looking to stock up on cheap flower seeds 2 make more. #seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Hey, 10¢ seed packs are practically free. You know how many dimes I have lying around my house?#seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I like to do mine at 75-80. Otherwise, they will take FOREVERRRR! #seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    right here on the web! #seedchat!#seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  #seedchatsometimes 10 cent seeds r from last year -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I've got okra seeds for the first time. Thanks! #seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    But I'm a bit of a stickler ;) That's where I got the 80% from. #seedchat -8:44 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Haha, very true! I like to go by USDA standards, or look up academic articles from agriculture depts of universities.#seedchat -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     well they aren't the most amazing seeds at Ace Hardware LOL but they are good for common varieties :) #seedchat -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I do 75-80°F “: “: What are the temperature ranges for getting pepper seeds to germinate?#SeedChat” about 65*F” -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat I have a pepper book. I'm sure these tips for increasing germination rates and speed must be on the web somewhere. -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   top of the refrigerator is generally warm place for pepper seeds #seedchat -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    But how will you get cool varieties?!#seedchat -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    and all the misinformation! #seedchat -8:43 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I'm so happy that you're got them started! :) #seedchat -8:42 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   menards has a lot of 10 cent seeds right now#seedchat -8:42 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Thanks! That's a dangerous sounding proposition. #seedchat -8:42 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   If you can't afford heat mats, or are worried about burning down your home, place pepper seeds on/near heating vents to sprout. #SeedChat -8:42 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    they are totally random. I will let you know next time I see it in my local paper so you can check too! #seedchat -8:41 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    that's the plan. #seedchat -8:41 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I feel like they like to sprout cooler- start really early in hotlanta #seedchat -8:41 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     10¢ seed packets? What is this marvelous utopia you speak of? #seedchat -8:41 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I just lower my expectations for the pppr seeds. I tell myself that they won't germinatefora month-makes it better #seedchat -8:41 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I like using yarn! Bright red, stands out the best. Plus I have a surplus of yarn. #seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    our friend germinates hers in the oven with just the light on. I ooh too much to do this. #seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     -Wait, they have 10 cent seed packet sales? I've missed this somehow.#seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Timely info regarding alternative heat mats for pepper seed germination #seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    You'd be left to the devices of Google! ;)#seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I'm so done with peppers from seed! The heat pad...the fretting...I can't take it! #seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I will :) I always grab some of their $0.10 packets when they have them on sale too! #seedchat -8:40 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    what would I do without you ?:) #seedchat -8:39 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : 78 to 85F is a good temp range for germinating pepper seeds. My Ghost peppers didnt sprout until it was 90. #Seedchat -8:39 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I take off the mini organza bag, and mark the stem with a twisty tie so I know which peppers on the plant are pure #seedchat -8:39 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    True but I used a car seat heater in the greenhouse and it worked great until it got too wet and died.#seedchat -8:38 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I'd suggest bagging the blossoms if you're planning on saving seed. #seedchat -8:38 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I grow the peppers about 24" apart, but just bag the blooms before they open. When the fruit starts growing inside... #seedchat -8:38 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Thxs RT  i tried waterbed heaters in past. They work but have to watch - thermostats on them unreliable #Seedchat -8:38 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    check the local ad for your store#seedchat -8:38 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    They cross more easily than tomatoes - about 80% purity without any kind of isolation. #seedchat -8:38 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   78 to 85 degrees F is a good temp range for germinating pepper seeds for me. My Ghost peppers didn't sprout until it was 90. #SeedChat -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    how easily do peppers cross? How much space do they need so they won't? #seedchat -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    wow - you can't beat $21! And with starter flats too? I'm there. #seedchat -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   rope lights buried in sand work well - put the starter flats on top to keep the lights dry #seedchat -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : this week ACE hardware here has starter flats with a heat mat for $21 #seedchat -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    thanks...that is what I thought.#Seedchat -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat i tried waterbed heaters in past. They work but have to watch - they go too high - thermostats on them unreliable -8:37 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    are the Cotztomatl like Peruvian Suncherries (type of physalis)? I brought back some from Peru which volunteer. #seedchat -8:36 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   this week ACE hardware here has starter flats with a heat mat for $21 #seedchat -8:36 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   “: What are the temperature ranges for getting pepper seeds to germinate? #SeedChat” about 65*F-8:36 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   If you have any rope light, you can use that for a heat mat.. #Seedchat -8:35 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   heating pads like for sore muscles are not recommended - a fire hazard as not intended to be on constantly for days #seedchat -8:35 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Peppers that you might harvest green, you will have to wait to mature to save the seed from (eg. Jalapenos)#seedchat -8:35 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Oops, heating pads instead of heat mats....MG suggested it. #Seedchat -8:35 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   About best present wife ever gave me “: I love my heat mats. They are so darn expensive though! #seedchat -8:34 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    You can eat the fruit and harvest the seed - just make sure the peppers are ripe. #seedchat -8:34 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   What are the temperature ranges for getting pepper seeds to germinate? #SeedChat -8:34 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   or put the seedling flats on a metal shelf with a clamp on reflector fixture under it pointed up with about a 60 watt bulb #seedchat -8:34 PM Mar 20th, 2013
      Welcome to #SeedChat -8:33 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Is anyone using heating pads instead of heat pads? #Seedchat -8:33 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   i'm using some crab/reptile heaters I got at a garage sale for 25 cents each - they seem to work well #seedchat-8:33 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : Happy Spring. Here's a handy planting guide #gardenchat #seedchat #growyourown#GardenOn http://t.co/g5ciBN6sQY -8:33 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat Can you have your cake & eat it too or do you have to let the pepper mature longer than is edible before retrieving seeds? -8:32 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Happy Spring. Here's a handy planting guide#gardenchat #seedchat #growyourown #GardenOnhttp://t.co/g5ciBN6sQY -8:32 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I always get impatient and plant even more - generally end up with a ton of pepper plants #seedchat -8:32 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : Me, too. I miss my pepper garden RT I am so jealous of a place where peppers are perennial. #seedchat -8:32 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I love my heat mats. They are so darn expensive though! #seedchat -8:31 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Aahhh! I just remembered this! Even when I remind myself a half hour before I get busy and forget again! What's going on peeps? #seedchat -8:31 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Can never get basil seeds to grow here in Atlanta.#seedchat -8:30 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    -Mine are as well. I thought I was doing something wrong. Well, I could still be but only half have come up. #seedchat -8:30 PM Mar 20th, 2013
      Everyone except me. #seedchat Didn't have a good year last summer. -8:29 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : Hottest peppers grow in the wettest places. http://t.co/oFjP19YMu0 Something to consider when growing peppers #Seedchat -8:29 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat    ladybug & longlegs wishes! Will try these companion plants too. Anyone save seed? -8:29 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   my pepper seeds are about 75 to 80 degrees on a heat mat but they just seem to take forever to germinate..#seedchat -8:29 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Lots of us here have experience saving pepper seeds. Do you have a specific question? #seedchat -8:29 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Hottest peppers grow in the wettest places.http://t.co/N7q2Smu9vo Something to consider when growing peppers in your garden. #seedchat -8:28 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I have had some hang on that long. MT: christmas lights on the pepper plants outdoors#seedchat -8:28 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    christmas lights on the pepper plants outdoors #seedchat -8:27 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   “: Aw yeah #seedchat! I made it back in time...” Anything to get out of pulling bindweed -8:26 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Me, too. I miss my pepper garden. RT : I am so jealous of a place where peppers are perennial. #seedchat -8:26 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    That makes sense, regarding the fertilizing and such. #seedchat -8:26 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I am so jealous of a place where peppers are perennial. #seedchat -8:25 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    #seedchat Wish I had the space for kiwi.-8:25 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   picturing pepper picking ladders #seedchat -8:25 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Taste and heat would be affected by being grown indoors, but I was more worried about her fertilizing and water. #SeedChat -8:25 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   lipstick peppers are about 2 1/2 - 3" brilliant red fairly sweet mild - great for salads #seedchat -8:24 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     Oh yes I'm in Talbot County MD and they are eating my house! Bought them at Lowes. Handsome. #seedchat -8:24 PM Mar 20th, 2013
     In the garden we left in 9A, our tenants are harvesting peppers from plants we planted 2 summers ago. #seedchat -8:24 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Interesting! Would it make a difference in taste or it not being edible being grown in the same pot as the Dracaena? #seedchat -8:23 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    They should be. Peppers in my uncle's yard were the size of shrubs in South Central L.A. last time I visited. #seedchat -8:23 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Daddy long legs too. They eat the shit outta aphids. #seedchat -8:23 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    well , they don't look like mine for sure.... :) #seedchat -8:23 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    hm not a pepper. Well I got the girls going- hardy kiwi but the male died. Need one pronto. Those female vines are big! #seedchat -8:23 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Plant marigolds to attract ladybugs? RT : Any tips for warding off aphids? #seedchat -8:22 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   uh add #seedchat to my last update.. sorry. -8:22 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    that's amazing! aren't peppers almost perennials in the deep South? #seedchat -8:22 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Get an army of ladybugs. Seriously, ladybugs are gangster. I sic them on the aphids in my garden all the time. #seedchat -8:22 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    great, I did have aphids one year. #seedchat -8:22 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Is the lipstick pepper the one that looks like a penis? I got some from  last year I'm growing this yr #seedchat -8:21 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Yes! I'm glad it's almost over. Trying to stay awake thru #seedchat -8:21 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    yeah, it was always in fruit. In the same pot as her Dracaena (corn plant) so I never tried to eat one.#seedchat -8:20 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   seeds are started in the basement and a few hydroponic strawberries are forming in the garage more blossoms every day - #seedchat -8:20 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Sounds good #seedchat -8:20 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Any tips for warding off aphids? #seedchat -8:20 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : Hello! Did anyone else have a reeeeally long day today? #seedchat -8:20 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT : I liked the lipstick peppers I grew last year from Baker Heirloom #seedchat -8:19 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Something shorter season and that doesn't need high temps to set properly. Now I'm on a mission. #seedchat-8:19 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Hi #seedchat! Sorry I'm late. What's the story, morning glories? -8:19 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #SeedChat What's your favorite pepper for drying, asks -8:19 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I'm SURE we can get some peppers growing for you. It's about finding the right ones for Edmonton. #seedchat-8:19 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I liked the lipstick peppers I grew last year from Baker Heirloom #seedchat -8:18 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   I 2nd dill and add basil. RT  Anything to keep the aphids off of them! Dill. #seedchat -8:18 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    We've had flurries the last few days, no accumulation since Sat. #seedchat -8:18 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Sure did! First day of spring brought a winter storm. Growing food seems so far away. #seedchat -8:18 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I've tried them out there, still no luck, I think it's like me and ferns #seedchat -8:17 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    too damn cold for Spring - 4 - 6 " snow tonite #seedchat -8:17 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Anything to keep the aphids off of them! Dill.#seedchat -8:17 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    What's your favorite sweet drying pepper? All my happy little ajis are up but I need sumpin for paprika.#seedchat -8:17 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    YES. I did. #seedchat -8:17 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    6 FEET??! Was it still constantly fruiting?? #seedchat -8:17 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   What are great companion plants for peppers? #seedchat-8:16 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    don't know the name - we just grow em, eat em,roast em, can em, freeze em #seedchat -8:16 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Hello! Did anyone else have a reeeeally long day today? #seedchat -8:16 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    See, where you are you'll need a LOT of sun. Your community plot would be good. #seedchat -8:16 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Back when I had hair, the lady who cut it used to have a pepper plant in her window. It was about 6 foot tall. #SeedChat -8:15 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   love peppers but not hot - pepperoccini are hot enough for us #seedchat -8:15 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Do you know the variety name, or are you still searching? Also, if you have a photo, please share!#seedchat -8:15 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat I never have any luck with growing peppers once put out let alone growing from seed -8:15 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Good to know! Maybe I'll experiment for next season. #seedchat -8:14 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Aw yeah #seedchat! I made it back in time.. But those bonsai cats were a riot .. -8:14 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Good Evening #seedchat -8:14 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I'm growing the basics: Jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero, Cayenne and Sweet. I like to pickle them, too.#seedchat -8:14 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   my fav peppers are about 6" long super sweet brilliant red from some bought at a farm stand about 5 yrs ago - save seeds #seedchat -8:13 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    For me, I've always found the peppers w/smaller fruits easier to overwinter than the larger ones like Jalapenos. #SeedChat -8:13 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    That's a nice one. Don't forget to add #SeedChat to your tweets so the group can see your messages. -8:12 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   also save pepper seeds every year #seedchat -8:11 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    You can definitely overwinter peppers in SK! I've saved many a pepper seed in my life too. #seedchat -8:11 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Hi #seedchat peeps & funny bean -8:11 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   tomato seeds germinated almost overnight - peppers are still thinking about it 6 days later #seedchat -8:10 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Booooo. You must have kicked yourself for that one! #seedchat -8:10 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Overwintering peppers is the stuff fairytales are made of in SK! Has anyone done any #seedsaving with peppers? #seedchat -8:10 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Which ones did you plant?#seedchat -8:09 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Happy first day of spring to you too! #seedchat -8:09 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    It wasn't until trash day that I remembered I could have tried to overwinter my Ghost peppers I tossed out. #SeedChat -8:08 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Happy 1st day Spring - Z6a - 18 degrees here snowing hard with 4-6" snow forecast tonite #seedchat -8:08 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    I'm on Vancouver Island #seedchat -8:07 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   RT  Hello #SeedChat crew. Excited to talk about growing peppers tonight. -8:07 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    oh good because I bought too many! #seedchat-8:07 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   #seedchat Not started yet. Warm season plants are safe outside until June 1st. April 15th is when I start that stuff. -8:05 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Where are you growing? #seedchat -8:05 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Rayado - it was the one I was hoping to pull through the most! #seedchat -8:05 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   What up  ! I've started a bunch of pepper seeds to use for salsa canning this summer! #seedchat -8:04 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    which pepper plant did you overwinter?#seedchat -8:03 PM Mar 20th, 2013
   Hey everybody! I had at least 1 pepper plant survive overwintering #SeedChat -8:02 PM Mar 20th, 2013
    Hello #SeedChat crew. Excited to talk about growing peppers tonight. -8:01 PM Mar 20th, 2013

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