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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #16
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Congrats,,Salt.
My seeds just germinated few days ago. Not ready to pot up yet. But I am excited to start the season.
I germinated in commercial seed started. It is mostly peat moss, plus some coconut coire and fine perlite.
I make my own potting mix. I buy pine bark mulch, screen it and add some cheap potting soil from Dollar store.
I figure my seedlings will be reay to go out by late March for hardening off. Peppers should stay inside fo another 10 days or so.
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I kind of messed up on my pepper plants. I mixed what I thought was a mild solution of 15-0-0 Calcium Nitrate (1/2 teaspoon to 3 liters of water) and the pepper plants are growing too fast under the lights. It's about 60 days too early for them to be that big. 6 of them can be potted up into their final pots already which can spend indoors time and outdoors.
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Nice reflections, Salt. And a good reminder to stick to the basics for repeated success.
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I kind of messed up on my pepper plants. I mixed what I thought was a mild solution of 15-0-0 Calcium Nitrate (1/2 teaspoon to 3 liters of water) and the pepper plants are growing too fast under the lights. It's about 60 days too early for them to be that big. 6 of them can be potted up into their final pots already which can spend indoors time and outdoors.
Can your peppers be pinched to hold them down a bit longer?
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Hey Salt,
Growing Atomic Grape this year,as well. It's my first time with this variety.
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Salt, when do you plant out usually ? I think my climate is close to yours and i can plant out peppers around mid April.

I started mine on Feb 9 and they are,about to be potted up.
Peppers are cold sensitive compared to tomatoes. Last year i killed most ofmy pepper seedlings, trying to harden them off with tomatoes. Learned my lesson well.
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Gardeneer, our climates are a lot alike. I learned too well that pepper and tomato seedlings and plants are very different. The hard way is sometimes the best way to learn for at least some of us.
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Good luck Salt. I'll be glad when it's time here in Kentucky.
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Gardeneer, our climates are a lot alike. I learned too well that pepper and tomato seedlings and plants are very different. The hard way is sometimes the best way to learn for at least some of us.
Tell me about it !-
Last year i tried to harden off my peppers along with the tomatoes ended up killing them due to cold stress.
Yeah, i learned my lesson well there.
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Wildcat, I'll be glad when it's time to plant out in North Dakota

Gardeneer, figuring out the weather here no longer has anything to do with averages. Sometimes you go with a gut feeling and grow some extras to replace them with.
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All I have is two hard neck garlic plants growing.
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All I have is two hard neck garlic plants growing.
Iust 2 garlic plants, Worth ?
I have close to 100 regulr and more from bulbils.
Other than weeding , garlic is easy to grow.
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