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Dave31-May-03 04:01 PM EST 4a   
Glen01-Jun-03 11:05 AM EST 7   
Dave01-Jun-03 11:19 AM EST 4a   
Brent11-Jun-03 10:30 AM EST 4b   
Dave11-Jun-03 04:40 PM EST   
steve22-Jul-03 10:55 PM EST   
gidge23-Jul-03 09:14 AM EST   
Dave23-Jul-03 05:05 PM EST   
steve24-Jul-03 11:53 PM EST   
Dave25-Jul-03 12:13 PM EST   


Subject: green bell peppers
From: Dave
Zone: 4a
Date: 31-May-03 04:01 PM EST

We have been growing green peppers in the same garden area for over 30 years. The peppers are very large and good eating. This bed shares daffodils in the spring followed by interspersed peppers. Our nursery guys couldn't believe the size of the peppers. Anyone else ever tried a different crop together with peppers over a long time?


Subject: RE: green bell peppers and disease buildup
From: Glen
Zone: 7
Date: 01-Jun-03 11:05 AM EST

Hey Dave-that's some accomplishment, growing the same crop for 30 years, esp. something like peppers that can pick up viruses or whatever.

I love to intersperse ornamentals and veggies in my so-called veggie garden, it helps to lengthen the rotations between such disease prone stuff as the tomatoes and cabbage families, for e.g.

I'm thinking either those daffs are some miracle anti-pathogen fighters, and/or maybe the fact you're in zone 4 doesn't hurt either (?) Here the diseases and all types of pests build up so easily coz almost nothing dies in our mild, wet winters. How cold do you get in an avg. winter? How deep does frost go? Just curious.

Glen


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: Dave
Zone: 4a
Date: 01-Jun-03 11:19 AM EST

The strip is about 18 inches wide, 25 ft long, sidewalk on one side and house foundation on the other. The site faces south so gets all day hot sun. Winters here get down to minus 30 C and frost is around 3 ft. The site gets snow thrown on it all winter and daffs sometime pop up before all the snow melts. My nursery is trying to duplicate my situation and crop, he can't believe either.


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: Brent
Zone: 4b
Date: 11-Jun-03 10:30 AM EST

Hi Dave: Is there anything special about your daffodils? I would like to add this to my low return pepper patch, and I can probably find a few plain yellow daffodils around here somewhere... Regards, Brent.


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: Dave
Zone:
Date: 11-Jun-03 04:40 PM EST

No, nothing special about the daffodils. The plot gets some 7-7-7 thrown into when I plant the peppers and probably a little fertalizer when I do the grass but really nothing special. Am trying one yellow pepper along with the green peppers this year.


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: steve
Zone:
Date: 22-Jul-03 10:55 PM EST

I have truoble getting my bell peppers to ripen without rot. any sussestions?


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: gidge (gidge@sbcglobal.net)
Zone:
Date: 23-Jul-03 09:14 AM EST

This is first time to site. I am new to growing bell peppers, first year. Can someone tell me the best time to pick the peppers, ie, size & color when they are ready.

Thanks for any help.


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: Dave
Zone:
Date: 23-Jul-03 05:05 PM EST

We are at July 22 and our green peppers are just about ready to pick. If you leave them on the vine they will eventually turn red. I also have a yellow which hasn't turned from green yet. They should be be about 3 to 3 1/2 inches across at the top of the pepper and firm. Keep picking and they will keep growing.


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: steve
Zone:
Date: 24-Jul-03 11:53 PM EST

I want my green peppers to ripen to red but rot seems to be a problem. Any suggestions on what to do would be appreciated


Subject: RE: green bell peppers
From: Dave
Zone:
Date: 25-Jul-03 12:13 PM EST

I'm no expert but a couple of suggestions. Don't wet the leaves and peppers when you water, try to stay low on the plant. Try not to get peppers touching each other, and you may want to try and pick off some leaves to give a little more air into the centre of the plant. Peppers like a dry, hot spot so if planted in a low wet area maybe try a different spot next year.


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