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Old May 2, 2017   #16
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Oh, shucks. Thanks, all! There's definitely some sweat equity growing out there.


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Holy crap batman! You got ripe peppers already in zone 6a!

I assume you planted out pretty mature plants. If that's not the case, could you share your success plan?
That pepper plant is in a 5 gallon grow bag. It's a Ghost Pepper I've overwintered a couple of years.

I call it overwintering but it really keeps growing through Winter in a sunny window and I just prune it to look like a nice house plant. It even squeezes out a couple of peppers through the winter. I'll eventually bump it into a 10 gallon bag once I know for sure I won't have to drag it back indoors due to weather, haha.

I know several people here overwinter peppers. It's definitely a great way to get them to really produce for the season.

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It's all just incredibly wonderful! Really is!
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Oh, shucks. Thanks, all! There's definitely some sweat equity growing out there.




That pepper plant is in a 5 gallon grow bag. It's a Ghost Pepper I've overwintered a couple of years.

I call it overwintering but it really keeps growing through Winter in a sunny window and I just prune it to look like a nice house plant. It even squeezes out a couple of peppers through the winter. I'll eventually bump it into a 10 gallon bag once I know for sure I won't have to drag it back indoors due to weather, haha.

I know several people here overwinter peppers. It's definitely a great way to get them to really produce for the season.
Interesting. Thanks

2 thumbs up on your garden!
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Old May 4, 2017   #19
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Some of the first greens from the garden and the berries are making me berry happy.
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Some of the first greens from the garden and the berries are making me berry happy.
Randall i'm green with envy over your greens... i'm not a big tomato lover, but I do love me a mess of greens.
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Randall i'm green with envy over your greens... i'm not a big tomato lover, but I do love me a mess of greens.
I hear you there. I'm as much a fan of greens as I am tomatoes.

I start them early indoors and treat them like gold so I can get to that first harvest as quickly as possible.

I blanch and freeze them to get me through the Winter. I still have a couple of packs left from last year. I try to make sure to never run out!
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Yow morels in a row next to the garlic Was that on purpose???!!!!!
Man that is some sweet garden... everything looks fantastic. Excellent asparagus for four years from seed! And I can't believe you have strawberries already.
Also those are crazy pretty strawberries with the pink flowers.
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Yow morels in a row next to the garlic Was that on purpose???!!!!!
Man that is some sweet garden... everything looks fantastic. Excellent asparagus for four years from seed! And I can't believe you have strawberries already.
Also those are crazy pretty strawberries with the pink flowers.
Aww, thanks!

I wish those morels were real, hahahah.

Unfortunately, they're the inedible, ornamental variety. I inherited them from my Grandmother. She always had them in her flower bed along with some of those old glass insulators from along the railroad tracks. I made sure I got them so I could keep them in my garden for her.

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Yeah dude your garden looks amazing. Very nice and grats!
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Aww, thanks!

I wish those morels were real, hahahah.

Unfortunately, they're the inedible, ornamental variety. I inherited them from my Grandmother. She always had them in her flower bed along with some of those old glass insulators from along the railroad tracks. I made sure I got them so I could keep them in my garden for her.
Aw... you coulda fooled me! I've never eaten a morel.
We have a few of those rocket fuel ones, 'false morel' they call it. Your ornamental ones, they look just like the blonde edibles to me (from a picture book, natch!)
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are those Toscana strawberries? If so how do they taste. Everything looks awesome.
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are those Toscana strawberries? If so how do they taste. Everything looks awesome.
Oh, garsh. Thank you!

They are an everbearing variety. I seem to remember the word "Rose" being in the name.

This is their second season. I plucked blossoms last year so I havent' gotten to give them an honest taste test.

Once I get a few nice ripe ones, I'll report back
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A M A Z I N G ! This is my first year "really" growing garlic. Ahhh, mine do not look like yours! Tips?
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A M A Z I N G ! This is my first year "really" growing garlic. Ahhh, mine do not look like yours! Tips?
Thanks!

I more or less follow this information and plant out when the weather cools in the Fall.

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/hom...scene568b.html

I mix a good bit of compost into the bed before plant out.

I keep it mulched heavily and pull weeds if necessary and I feed it once every two weeks in the Spring with a diluted (1 tsp per gallon) liquid fertilizer (Foxfarm Grow Big).

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A shot of how the Ghost Pepper plant is doing this Spring
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