Hi there -
I'm a first-time hot pepper
grower this year, and have been trying to read about them on the web and would like to clarify a couple questions...
1) How tall should the plants
be before I let them start setting flowers
? They are in 8" containers outdoors, and are currently 7-12" tall -- is 12+" ready? Until now I've been snipping any buds I've seen, but they all have small ones now.
2) What could be causing my leaves to curl like in the following picture? I seem to hear different things. Aphid problem is minor, and mostly under control. I haven't over-fertilized I don't think. I water every 2-3 days. I don't know.
3) Unfortunately my balcony faces West, so I don't get good direct sun until like 3pm. Should I expect to have a longer season, or less yield?
4) I know I started seedlings
too late (June 1), and they're only 1-2" tall at this point. Should I expect to be harvesting in Winter now? lol
Thanks in advance for these and any further answers down the road as I learn what I'm doing...