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Old August 21, 2018   #31
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I am tempted to start mine. I wonder if I would have enough time in the season to get peppers and mature seeds?
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Old August 21, 2018   #32
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I started some of them yesterday but then I am in So Cal and still have a couple of months before I have to even think about the weather Mike
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Old August 21, 2018   #33
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I am tempted to start mine. I wonder if I would have enough time in the season to get peppers and mature seeds?

Not in Illinois, you won't. I would start them in Dec, and get them to a good size indoors before planting them out. Or you could start them now, plant them out, and over-winter them inside. Both would work and would give you a huge head start next season.
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Old August 21, 2018   #34
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Seeds arrived Monday. Thanks again Scott. Claud
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Old August 22, 2018   #35
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MMMM, refresh my memory again, please, on how to over winter pepper plants?
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Old August 22, 2018   #36
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There are several threads on this topic with different techniques. Matter of choice what will work for you given your indoor space situation.

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There are several threads on this topic with different techniques. Matter of choice what will work for you given your indoor space situation.

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Gee, thanks for the information, most kind of you.
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MMMM, refresh my memory again, please, on how to over winter pepper plants?

There are large threads on this - see [url]http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=32760&highlight=overwinter[/url].


Basically, I either plant in pots and move them into the greenhouse after pruning before the first frost, or dig them up from the beds, wash the roots in a bucket of water, and replant in container mix for the winter, then repeat in the spring to go back into the ground.

I keep them under minimal lights, becuase I don't want them to grow, just survive. I guess about 70% make it through the winter and then pop back to fast growth once back in the ground and fertilized.
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Old August 22, 2018   #39
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These really look cool.
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Old August 22, 2018   #40
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They come back really strong and leap ahead, like Ben Johnson.
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There are large threads on this - see [URL]http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=32760&highlight=overwinter[/URL].


Basically, I either plant in pots and move them into the greenhouse after pruning before the first frost, or dig them up from the beds, wash the roots in a bucket of water, and replant in container mix for the winter, then repeat in the spring to go back into the ground.

I keep them under minimal lights, becuase I don't want them to grow, just survive. I guess about 70% make it through the winter and then pop back to fast growth once back in the ground and fertilized.



Thank you, that helped a lot.
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That said, our winters are short here in Atlanta, so we are talking about late Nov to mid March, and then back out. So this would work well in Texas. For longer winters, I imagine it is harder to over winter.
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Old August 22, 2018   #43
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Yes, it should work well enough here, and I have the "green house" to keep them in unless we get a snow winter; in the house in that case, back room that is quite cool. I read through that thread and will give this a try.
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Old August 25, 2018   #44
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Your lovely fresh seeds arrived today, just in time for my seed starting. I promptly sowed 6! Many thanks!
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And the kambuzi makes a nice pepper jelly.
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