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Subject: head start on spring
From: Patricia
Zone: 5b
Date: 29-Mar-02 03:06 PM EST

I start green peppers in March in the house to get a head start. Someone told me I am wasting my time because when they get transplanted in the garden that is when the plant will start to produce the flowers. The transplanting sets them back. Is this true or false? Thankyou


Subject: RE: head start on spring
From: Ian
Zone: 5b
Date: 29-Mar-02 03:59 PM EST

They only set back if you put them out in the garden too soon without "hardening" them off. I put a black, plastic cyclinder (Plastic pot with bottom taken out) over the transplants in the garden. This protects them from cutworms and wind and keeps them warm. Take the cyclinder away when the plants get stronger.

Ian


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