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Old February 22, 2017   #121
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Will definitely do that

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Yes, but a single night at 25-28 can do a lot of damage. Keep a few incandescent bulbs burning in there on subzero nights.
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Old February 22, 2017   #122
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What size containers y'all using?
I grow my plants in grow bags that are about 12 gallons. At the end of the season I hack them way back, cut the root ball down to about a gallon or so and shove them into smaller pots. This makes it much easier to manage them over the winter. In the spring they go back into the big pots.

I've been doing this for 4 or 5 years and have about a 75% survival rate.
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Old February 22, 2017   #123
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I'm using 5 gallon pots and grow bags.
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Old March 7, 2017   #124
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Picked a couple lbs Rocotto from my unheated green house this morning. Vines about eight years old, in ground.
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Old March 7, 2017   #125
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Here's the inside..vines about eight ft tall
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Old March 7, 2017   #126
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Nice. Certainly not one one sees all the time.

Did you start from seed?

Was it a slow grower?
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Old March 7, 2017   #127
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Yes, seed from Baker Creek. Not that slow of a grower, about average I'd say. Been bearing for seven years at random seasons.
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Old March 11, 2017   #128
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This one over wintered on its own.
I have no idea what it is some sort of squash type pepper I think a red one.
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Report from Atlanta: Folks, I over wintered 200 pepper plants in my greenhouse, and I am already getting ripe superhots (Yellow Fatali). In May!

If you grow peppers, overwintering is essential. Production is 5 times higher in years 2-4, then tapers in years 5 and 6, ending in death. But the plants are phenomenal. Here are some pics of my plants in Atlanta - 4 weeks ago, they looked like sick sticks. Now... The second pic is the Kambuzi pepper - a small orange pepper that can be eaten like a relish.
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Ripe superhots in May! Fantastic! 200 plants in your greenhouse! Fantastic! I overwintered a dozen peppers of various types in my garage. Bad idea. Only 4 survived and none were chinense. Next year I will give them a better environment.
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do you have a problem with insects doing this? I had one bhut Jolokia and the aphids! oh the aphids. even after it went dormant and there were no aphids to be found anywhere... as soon as it started sprouting lo and behold... so did the aphids!
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