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Old October 27, 2017   #16
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October 27th and still picking peppers. The Baby Aji did not like
the cooler temps and lost most of its leaves but has bounced back
indoors.
These are all in pots on a deck off the kitchen.
Can only fit a few plants so harvest is slim.

The in-ground peppers are 120 miles north at the farm. Long gone
and too cold/short season for peppers.
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Old February 20, 2018   #17
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I'm a newbie here at TV...just trolling around and found this thread. I'm very fortunate down here with the length of season. My pepper plants make lots of fruit til the frost gets em, sometime in the 1st couple of weeks in November.
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Old February 20, 2018   #18
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Up here in 5A we can grow most varieties that are 80 days to ripe (green) .... then allow another 21 days to ripen to RED. Those that don't ripen to green before 80 days it is potluck. Last year we were able to leave our plants to grow out an additional 30+ days, late October - early November ... it was a very rare year and we had nice harvests!!! Starting plants indoors early here is key!
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Old March 14, 2018   #19
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Good to read of your experience. THis goes along with a utube where a woman cuts hers back, everyone, as she likes the thick stems and solid branching.She has followed this method for many years.

The prunted peppers Need a little more growing time to play catchup after the cutting.

The growth AFTER looked amazing: strong, bushy, not tall and lanky.

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Old March 15, 2018   #20
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Good to read of your experience. THis goes along with a utube where a woman cuts hers back, everyone, as she likes the thick stems and solid branching.She has followed this method for many years.

Needs a little more growing time to play catchup after the fist cut.

The growth AFTER looked amazing: strong, bushy, not tall and lanky.
Actually, no playing catch-up. Branching out happens immediately, (2 weeks)
and far outperforms un-cut. I had many more plants/starts than I had room
for so I did not hesitate experimenting.
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Old March 15, 2018   #21
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Im still waiting to try this. After 3-4 replants, the largest peppers are 1/2 -1 inch tall. Will be quite a while to reach 8-10 inches---actually I dont see the need to wait that long. The utuber left just 3-4 leaves which forced new growth between stem and leaf.

I would think removal of leader leaves would be fine after 4 leaves are present.

IF someone thinks otherwise and has done this pruning method, please correct me.
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Old March 16, 2018   #22
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I found a pic from mid March last season 2017.
I had nice starts using coir. I only have six potted up now. And a bit smaller than
last year.

Slow growing but once they get a foot-hold they do take off. I had extras to
experiment. Clipped the first one two weeks after this pic, and it did so well I did
another a week later then another two weeks after the first one clipped.
(the succession in the original pics)

If you can wait 2-3 weeks for more growth I would advise so. Depends on how
many you have to play with. Best way to learn me thinks. Clip one soon and see
what happens.
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Nice pics! I started my pepps and eggplant on 2/19 and some were gangbusters to germinate, while others stayed sleepy. The first batch to come out are about 3" tall, with a crop of 2"ers right behind; the smallest ones are still only showing coty's, but... Plant out time is 9 weeks away, so there is plenty of time for good growth. I also started feeding diluted fish fert to the ones with true and will do so every 2 weeks.
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Old March 16, 2018   #24
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i'm drooling over the sunflowers!!!

I pulled the seed packets yesterday but worried still too early. guess not!
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