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#108341 Aug 12th, 2007 at 12:02 PM
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My peppers are doing well again this year.

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I have a question for those who have planted peppers before. When do they turn to red and orange? I planted red, orange and green this year and I'm having a hard time not picking some of them off to eat already.


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Rosepetal #108348 Aug 12th, 2007 at 12:08 PM
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Green is the color of peppers until they ripen. Most Ripe Bell peppers are Red. But there are other colors of ripe. I am still waiting for some of mine to turn red. I tied a string around some of my larger peppers while I was picking, so I would know not to pick them and to give them time to ripen.
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If peppers are picked before they change to their advertised color what happens. I mean is the taste and strength still there?


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Rosepetal #108425 Aug 12th, 2007 at 02:28 PM
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Boy, what healthy looking peppers.

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I agree, beautiful peppers! I have had the hardest time growing green bell peppers in my garden. If I'm lucky I get 1 or 2 from 2 or 3 plants. Is there a secret I don't know about?

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COMPOST and more compost. It is great for increasing the yield on plants. And the plants are healthier too.


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tkhooper #146193 Oct 27th, 2007 at 12:45 PM
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RosePetal: I'm curious about your greenhouse, being in Canada. Do you heat it in the winter? Is is insulated at all? Looks like just some kind of fiberglass corragated paneling for siding? What is the roof made of?
I'm looking to add a large greenhouse to my property, so I'm gathering details! Thanks in advance.

BTW, BEAUTIFUL pepper plants there!

keylimegal #146278 Oct 27th, 2007 at 06:39 PM
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peppers also need "warm feet". They like warm ground. Here in Maine we add squres of black plastic sheeting at the base of the plant to raise the soil temperature to get a lusty crop.


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They look delicious!


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Keylimegal, I do not run my greenhouse in the winter, had to shut it down 2 weeks ago. My pepper plants were still growing well with lots of blooms, but the cost to keep it running when it gets cold is to high.

The walls are fiberglass, but the roof was done new this year and has that ultraviolet protection in it, but we made one mistake, we bought the clear see through stuff and it let too much sun in. Some days my greenhouse had temperates up at 120 degrees. None of my plants burned out, but I did have to water them twice a day.

I had a bumper crop of tomatoes and peppers in my greenhouse this year again, with lots of flowers in between the veggies.


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Rosepetal #149508 Nov 6th, 2007 at 01:48 PM
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Thanks Rosepetal. That's a shame that you had to shut it down and lose those beautiful plants! I would cry!

Obviously my climate is much more temperate than yours, and I do intend to try to heat mine with a space electric heater. I may regret it, but I'm gonna try!

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Go for it, see how it will work for you.


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Rosepetal #152249 Nov 16th, 2007 at 02:19 PM
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Nice plants.

About the flavor of them when their ripe; I believe their sweeter when ripend on the plant. (Once picked they stop producing sugars. Thats why store bought produce may look great, but still never matches the flavor of home grown.)

It's a shame you have to shut down your green house for the winter though.
I've got a yellow bell plant & a habenario (sp?) plant that I moved into buckets four years ago & they produce like mad every year. (Plan on moving more into containers this year.)


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This is my first year to overwinter a pepper plant. I chose a banana pepper plant for the experiment. It currently has 3 peppers on it that are trying to ripen. I filled the pot with compost half way up and the garden soil around the roots is the rest of the potting medium. I'm hoping that the peppers on the plant will continue to ripen.

I have the plant in the kitchen window right now but if that doesn't provide enough light I have one of the CFS lights and I'm thinking I'll put it under that and keep it on 12 hours a day or so.

I've got my fingers crossed.

Those are fantastic looking plants.


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Originally Posted by robscott3366
Nice plants.

About the flavor of them when their ripe; I believe their sweeter when ripend on the plant. (Once picked they stop producing sugars. Thats why store bought produce may look great, but still never matches the flavor of home grown.)

It's a shame you have to shut down your green house for the winter though.
I've got a yellow bell plant & a habenario (sp?) plant that I moved into buckets four years ago & they produce like mad every year. (Plan on moving more into containers this year.)


Man your in texas without snow.......Up here in the east we have to justify winter with snow ice and cold.........
Heating a greenhouse isn't economical........I know Texas pretty well by relatives living there.
They came up here for christmas to see snow.....tee hee. tapfoot


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dodge #152721 Nov 17th, 2007 at 04:57 PM
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Great loking peppers rosepetal I could just reach out

and pick one of those beauties,I am not going to say

anything about mine this year !!


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Are you afraid the peppers will hear you?

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Yeah I miss the snow. (Mild winters here mean BRUTAL summers though.)

Planting anything in full sun here & it'll fry by mid June.


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I decided to overwinter my green pepper plants as well. I still the "old" greenhouse working. I put the peppers in pots and fertilized them well, and they are just now spitting out little baby peppers. I am concerned that the new blooms may not get pollinated, since there are no insects buzzing around in the greenhouse! But maybe all the little peppers that are started will mature. If the plants hold on til next year, I'll move them back out. I have done that before. It is amazing to me that a common old garden vegetable plant will continue to live and thrive for more than one year. Heck, they even like to be pruned back!

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What an idea to prune back my peppers. wonder what they would have looked like by now. But there is no way I could have kept up the costs of heating my big greenhouse for the winter. Not the way it's set up now anyway. May if I'd build a wood burning stove and heat with that.

All the same I loved it while I had it going, shutting it down gives me time to plan and get started new again in spring. Don't forget I start the seedlings here in my home with growing lights and a cart in March already.


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