SEEDLING OF BITTER PEPPER FOR THE EARLY HARVEST
In principle, you can already safely begin to prepare for an early harvest of peppers.
Today I want to talk about how I get the harvest of bitter peppers in May... Will you say that this does not happen? But it happens! But first, the background. Five years ago, as usual, in the fall, I strung all the bitter pepper collected in the garden on a stern thread with a needle. What for? And for drying. The result is very attractive garlands, because I "assembled" them by grade. I hung it both in the kitchen and in the bedroom: beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. And since the heating at this time is usually already started in our homes, the peppers dry quickly. In general, the technology is proven.
But then a surprise happened: one of the garlands fell and several already dried peppers split. It's a pity, I thought, the fruits were gone. But in order to get at least some benefit from them, I decided to collect the scattered seeds and plant them in flower pots with soil: I thought that the soil flies that pester my flowers would not like this “seasoning” and they would disappear. And after a week and a half, I noticed shoots in these pots, which rose, as the people say, a fur coat. The seeds have sprouted! And I didn't even count on it!
But what to do with them? After all, it is not time to deal with seedlings. Pity awoke in me again. I decided to leave two or three sprouts in each pot. They developed normally and did not interfere with the flowers at all.
And how interesting it was for me to watch them! Winter has not yet begun, and I already have some sort of seedlings on my windowsills! The peppers grew slowly, and this is understandable - autumn, the days are short, there is little sun. But the sprouts did not stretch out, they stood strong, powerful.
Under such conditions (yes, without backlighting), the seedlings of bell peppers will definitely be stretched.
A month later, with the help of a teaspoon, I planted several plants in 200-gram disposable cups and presented them to my friends. And the remaining "settlers" continued to grow in flower pots. Moreover, I noticed that the neighbors even began to feel some kind of sympathy for each other.
In January, I decided to plant a few of them in separate cups. To be honest, bitter peppers tolerate transplantation perfectly, unlike their counterparts - sweet peppers. And I really liked the new "apartments". Let me remind you that I left a few in the pots. So my pets grew up: it's winter outside, and on the windowsill I have a green garden! They feel good, and I am happy, because I, without knowing it, extended my summer season!
Reference by topic: Indoor hot peppers in the open field with seedlings - planting and care
The second decade of January has come. My unplanned experiment was going well, but I decided to play it safe, because I did not know how my "settlers" from flower pots would behave further. What if they start to wither by the spring? Or some other attack will happen to them. Therefore, I sowed hot pepper seeds in separate bowls for "normal" seedlings.
The growing season for this crop is very high, so it should always be sown in January. After all, I start canning cucumbers in June, and how can I do without bitter peppers?
But I will continue the story. In March, my "settlers" looked simply gorgeous: compact bushes resembled ... little oak trees. And at the beginning of April, they already bloomed, and some of them began to fruit. At the end of April, having orientated myself on the weather, I dropped them into the ground. To do this, I dug holes on a warm bed and put a bunch of nettles on the bottom in them, then a handful of chicken feathers and a pinch of humus. I sprinkled the planted peppers with earth. I put low arcs over the garden bed and covered it with a non-woven cloth. The seedlings took root perfectly, and in May I already picked red bitter fruits.
Of course, she treated her neighbors to them, and there was no limit to surprise. Everyone has only one question: "What miracles ?!" But the fact of the matter is that there is no magic here: the peppers just gave me a good lesson. By the way, those that were planted in January began to produce crops at the end of August, showing the peak of fruiting in September.
Why do I need so much bitter pepper? But why: after all, I use it not only in blanks, but also to fight diseases and pests in the garden. I grind the dried fruits into powder and sprinkle them into the holes when planting seedlings of almost all vegetable crops. But I do it in moderation! But I also have good harvests.
For example, thanks to this technique, I learned to grow a normal daikon, which was previously all in wormholes.
I also make infusions from chopped peppers, with which I periodically spill plantings. And this is very much not like all sorts of worms like a wireworm. And all summer long, hot pepper powder is in the first place in my struggle for the harvest. And even in the greenhouse, there is a can with this product in a conspicuous place.
As for the varieties, I have a lot of them, but I don't remember the names, as usual. The largest one was brought from China. In general, bitter pepper is a very ornamental plant, it looks beautiful in a flower garden. I fully appreciated this when I planted it on the flowerbed together with geraniums and its “settlers”. Peppers and there grew together and bloomed violently. And then fruits appeared on them: first green, and then red. Against the background of flowers, they looked indescribable! Now I specially plant hot pepper seeds for flowers every year.
Try and you, dear summer residents, to experiment with early sowing of bitter peppers. This is so exciting! And at the same time it distracts from any thoughts. First of all, I wish all readers good health. Take care of yourself! After all, the next summer season has not been canceled. And let this annoying coronavirus bypass you. Observe all precautions.
Reference by topic: Earliest pepper seedlings
SEEDLING OF BITTER PEPPER INTO OPEN GROUND - VIDEO
© Author: Svetlana Medvedeva Togliatti, Samara region.
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