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Old October 24, 2018   #136
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The biggest problem for me is keeping the insects out. I leave them out till the temps reach the 40's at night. I want them shocked a little. I grew three pepper plants as bonsai. It took too much care. Two died on me, the third I put in the garden. It's 3rd summer. Grew bigger than ever! Bizarre! It's a Black Pearl ornamental pepper. It made an excellent bonsai. I just had no time to care for it correctly.
I planted it in the ground, I think I'll dig it up too! Just to see how many years can i keep this alive?
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That thing looks like an olive tree. Amazing plant.
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Old October 26, 2018   #137
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Since you don't care about current productivity, 1 gal is an efficient use of space for overwintering.
Hmmmm...I moved a year ago, both dug up peppers from the garden and overwintered some in pots, then planted some and kept others in 5g pots. The weather is still mild here, but I want to get my winter garden going, and I've been reluctant to pull some late- planted pepper plants that haven't produced much yet. I hadn't thought 1g was big enough (no greenhouse), but it's worth trying. I wrapped my plants in bubble wrap during the coldest weeks.

A couple of the Holy Mole F1 plants I kept in 5g pots produced better this year than last year!

Has anyone experimented with cutting back a little vs. drastically? I cut mine back only enough to make them easier to move.
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Old October 27, 2018   #138
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Hmmmm...I moved a year ago, both dug up peppers from the garden and overwintered some in pots, then planted some and kept others in 5g pots. The weather is still mild here, but I want to get my winter garden going, and I've been reluctant to pull some late- planted pepper plants that haven't produced much yet. I hadn't thought 1g was big enough (no greenhouse), but it's worth trying. I wrapped my plants in bubble wrap during the coldest weeks.

A couple of the Holy Mole F1 plants I kept in 5g pots produced better this year than last year!

Has anyone experimented with cutting back a little vs. drastically? I cut mine back only enough to make them easier to move.

Me, too.
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Old October 27, 2018   #139
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Has anyone experimented with cutting back a little vs. drastically? I cut mine back only enough to make them easier to move.
Last year I grew plants in big containers, to ever winter I just put them in the GH. In Spring when they started growing again I removed them from the container, pruned both some roots and stems to about 15' and replanted. They grew well and have produced all year long and also made peppers earlier than the new plants I grew.
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Has anyone experimented with cutting back a little vs. drastically? I cut mine back only enough to make them easier to move.
After reading some posts in here about overwintering peppers, this past year was my first time trying it. It works! Late last fall the one potted Gypsy I had was just loaded with peppers so I brought it into the house over the winter. This was the Gypsy this January:




It got repotted and the roots and all branches pruned heavily Feb 17th:





Flushing nicely March 23rd:





June 22nd with lots of peppers, more than it had made the previous spring:


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Very nice illustrated progression Dawgs.
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Old November 11, 2018   #142
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Thanks Dawgs.

My pepper plants have already dropped most of their leaves but the stems are bright green. Hoping at least a couple make it till next spring. Reminds me a little of bare rooted trees.


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