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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #16
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Barb, I have about 15 seeds of Ajvarski left over from my Baker Creek Seed Packet,
2018. How about 12 seeds of your Yellow Monster as a trade?
Sounds great; I will PM you. I will grow it out and share seeds for those who need them next spring.
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SQUIBB, I prefer the giant marconi (which is a hybrid) too. Every pepper was thick sweet and juicy. Have you ever grown F2's and how did it compare?


- Lisa
It is so similar to regular Marconi except for mine the bottom was much more rounded.
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There is a reference (can't find now) regarding peat based mixes and poor pepper seed germination. When pepper seeds are stubborn to germinate, I break out the coir pellets. These pellets with constant heat results in a high germination rate if you don't accidentally cook the seeds or let them dry out. I've also successfully used unscented generic kitty liter when Drysorb was the rage on here. I prefer the coir for pepper seeds. Pine bark fines are good too.



There was one year where everyone was having trouble germinating peppers. Weird that we all had that unusual experience at the same time when other years were normal.


- Lisa
Thanks - I didn't know they made coir pellets; I will try coir and wonder soil first.
I'm going to try it on some Cucumber seeds as well; these say 'sell by 12/17' but I didn't have much luck with them last season so moved on.
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SQUIBB, I prefer the giant marconi (which is a hybrid) too. Every pepper was thick sweet and juicy. Have you ever grown F2's and how did it compare?


- Lisa



My only experience with Marconi's was this year.
I just wish I was bit more diligent in comparing the Hybrid "Giant Marconi" to the "Red Marconi"


Garden space is getting tighter, I may try the two again next year with better comparisons and choose one.
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