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Old 16-03-2006, 11:30 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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Hi everyone! I'm new to the group, and well, new to Google groups.
I'm having a lot of fun, finding that these groups are very imformative
and easy to use.

I am starting a Bell Pepper patch for this year's garden. I've started
the seeds indoors (Karma - Red, Golden Summer - Yellow, Valencia
(Orange) and Peppper Parks Whopper), but I don't have much expereince
in caring for the plants once they get planted outside. Can anyone
point me to a good website with some good 'growing' and 'care for'
instructions? I'm mostly looking for watering, fertilizing, and
staking tips and just over all 'caring for the plant' tips.

Also, is anyone famillar with the Karma Red Bell Pepper? I live in the
mid-west... What kind of a yield can I expect to see from one plant and
is this the best kind of Red bell to grow or is there a better kind?
I've listed the four varieties that I'm growing (Red, Yellow, Orange
and Green). It's not too late for me to start different kinds -- are
the the best varieties of bells to grow?

Thanks!!


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Old 16-03-2006, 11:43 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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On 16 Mar 2006 14:30:05 -0800 in .com singingdolphin81 wrote:
Hi everyone! I'm new to the group, and well, new to Google groups.
I'm having a lot of fun, finding that these groups are very imformative
and easy to use.


It's USENET that you are broadcasting this too, and Google is
a quite horrid interface to it.

I am starting a Bell Pepper patch for this year's garden. I've started
the seeds indoors (Karma - Red, Golden Summer - Yellow, Valencia
(Orange) and Peppper Parks Whopper), but I don't have much expereince
in caring for the plants once they get planted outside. Can anyone
point me to a good website with some good 'growing' and 'care for'
instructions? I'm mostly looking for watering, fertilizing, and
staking tips and just over all 'caring for the plant' tips.


I grow in pots on the deck and tend more towards hot peppers.
Not much fertilizer, and I'm downright stingy on the
watering on hot peppers.
Never grown anything that required staking, but pop tends to
use short fence wire tomato cages occasionally.


Also, is anyone famillar with the Karma Red Bell Pepper? I live in the
mid-west... What kind of a yield can I expect to see from one plant and
is this the best kind of Red bell to grow or is there a better kind?
I've listed the four varieties that I'm growing (Red, Yellow, Orange
and Green). It's not too late for me to start different kinds -- are
the the best varieties of bells to grow?


Be ye warned this newsgroup is targetted for folks around
Research Triangle Park, NC.


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Old 17-03-2006, 02:26 AM posted to triangle.gardens
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The weather here in the Triangle area of North Carolina
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) is probably quite different from yours in the
Midwest.

I suggest you Google for "growing bell peppers" and [your state] which
should turn up info for your area. Look especially for a state university
in your area.

BTW, most people use Google groups to find archived posts about a particular
topic, rather than as a method of posting. You might consider simply
subscribing to particular newsgroup(s) of interest to you.

Anne in Raleigh, NC


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Hi everyone! I'm new to the group, and well, new to Google groups.
I'm having a lot of fun, finding that these groups are very imformative
and easy to use.

I am starting a Bell Pepper patch for this year's garden. I've started
the seeds indoors (Karma - Red, Golden Summer - Yellow, Valencia
(Orange) and Peppper Parks Whopper), but I don't have much expereince
in caring for the plants once they get planted outside. Can anyone
point me to a good website with some good 'growing' and 'care for'
instructions? I'm mostly looking for watering, fertilizing, and
staking tips and just over all 'caring for the plant' tips.

Also, is anyone famillar with the Karma Red Bell Pepper? I live in the
mid-west... What kind of a yield can I expect to see from one plant and
is this the best kind of Red bell to grow or is there a better kind?
I've listed the four varieties that I'm growing (Red, Yellow, Orange
and Green). It's not too late for me to start different kinds -- are
the the best varieties of bells to grow?

Thanks!!



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Old 17-03-2006, 04:06 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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I grow in pots on the deck and tend more towards hot peppers.

Same here, containers in the back yard.

Not much fertilizer, and I'm downright stingy on the
watering on hot peppers.


For hot peppers, being stingy on the water makes them hotter.

-jav
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Old 17-03-2006, 09:37 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:06:46 -0500 in Javier wrote:
I grow in pots on the deck and tend more towards hot peppers.


Same here, containers in the back yard.

Not much fertilizer, and I'm downright stingy on the
watering on hot peppers.


For hot peppers, being stingy on the water makes them hotter.


Exactly.


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Old 17-03-2006, 09:50 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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Interesting subject.

We grow a variety of peppers in pots on our deck each year. For
whatever reason the larger varieties seem to do poorly. We've had
bountiful harvests of Jalapenos, Thai, and Cheyenne peppers. Fair
harvests of medium sized kinds like Banana and Anaheim.

The large peppers we've tried, Bell and Poblano don't grow very well.
The plants seem healthy but the peppers show up late and grow slowly.

We get only a few bell peppers per plant by the end of the growing year.
These are about half the size of the ones stores sell, and they're hotter.

I've read that peppers can become cross pollinated from other varieties
nearby. I wonder if our bell peppers get spicy for this reason, and if
it can affect their growth?

-dreq
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Old 17-03-2006, 10:49 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 20:50:05 GMT in et Derek Mark Edding wrote:

I've read that peppers can become cross pollinated from other varieties
nearby. I wonder if our bell peppers get spicy for this reason, and if
it can affect their growth?


Dunno, I do know that the ball hot peppers (Thick skinned, slightly warm
fruit that are on par with a small bell pepper) crossed with my thai
type hot peppers and I have little marble sized and shaped peppers
on one plant.
Going to see if I can get this to come back on the next generation as
they are awfully cute.

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