Outdoor Peppers 2016

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The peppers are still indoors at this point, but getting big - about 13 weeks old now for the indoor/outdoor pair, a yummy and a carmen.

This is my first try growing yummy. They seem to need more light than carmen. It didn't hold onto any fruit until I got up to 3 23W CFLs for the two plants. But now happy.

The regular-season outdoor peppers are also 3 weeks old now (from seed).

Harvest:
37 : indoor-outdoor carmen pepper (first 5/8)
63 : indoor-outdoor yummy pepper (first green ~5/10)
47 : in-season carmen (3 plants) (first 7/6)
85 : mini stuffing pepper (first ~7/14)
144 : red lunchbox (first 7/14)
78 : orange lunchbox (first 8/12)

all plants survived to 10/26 - picked off green fruit before frost

 

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Last picking last night

Last picking last night before a frost, 139 more peppers, for a grand total of 454 peppers this year. Most of them small. :)

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Nice supply of peppers all

Nice supply of peppers all summer - 315 and still going. Way different sizes, of course. Plenty in the freezer for winter.

They're still ripening outside, and then there will be the final green-pepper harvest at the end. Connecticut's season is really short for peppers. But they'll go til frost. Not over yet!

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14 yummy peppers harvested so

14 yummy peppers harvested so far (+5 since last blogging), and no peppers ripening at the moment. The plants seem fairly healthy, but peppers don't like chill, and it was a chilly June. One carmen fruit has blossom end rot. Mostly, just weeks left of waiting for the full pepper harvest to begin.

I forgot to take a picture of the mini red stuffing pepper, next to the pea plants. It's happy.

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I like the yummy peppers!

I like the yummy peppers! Sweet and fresh-tasting, with little cloying pepper aftertaste. These taste even better than lunchbox! Smaller plant, though, so we'll see how well it yields compared to a lunchbox. Slower to ripen than the carmen, alas. The carmens taste awesome as always. I've harvested 16 peppers so far from the indoor-outdoor plants. I love having ripe peppers starting in May. smiley

It was such a cold May here (until this week, now suddenly hot...) that the peppers stayed indoors late in the game. But they're all outside now, and the young in-season plants are setting fruit. One carmen just got a slightly bigger pot to wait for some cabbage to finish. It will (probably) move up to the balcony pepper growbox in a couple more weeks. Trying 5 peppers in the growbox this year. That spot doesn't get quite enough light. Though eggplant love it - too much.

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At 18 weeks, harvested my

At 18 weeks, harvested my first carmen pepper today. Still no sign of ripening on the yummy pepper, nor any other carmens reddening yet.

The in-season peppers now going outdoors to harden, but will probably be another 2 weeks before they all get transplanted. I'm kinda hoping to harvest cabbage heads from the growbox most of them are destined for.

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About 15 weeks old, the elder

About 15 weeks old, the elder indoor/outdoor carmen and yummy peppers are now moving in and out - most nights indoors still, but days out in the sun. No sign of ripening yet, but should be soon.

The 8 in-season pepper plants are coming along nicely. Several each of carmen and lunchbox, plus a mini bell stuffing pepper from saved seed. Need to grow that one every 2nd or 3rd year to renew the saved seed supply. Most of the peppers will go in my balcony growbox after some cabbages are done with it. Peppers don't seem to care much when they're transplanted, they just enjoy it when it happens. Appreciative little beings.

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