Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Mystery Peppers

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The story of my mystery pepper plants!

In the spirit of doing whatever I want, I seed started my pepper plants a few weeks ago.

Honestly, I wanted to see for myself that peppers are indeed perennials.

I plan to pick a couple of pepper varieties to plant in buckets so I can move them indoors & outdoors. For this experiment, I started 8 pepper plants in a little greenhouse.

I want to talk about this greenhouse for a minute because it's just the cutest thing! I picked it up at a thrift store for super cheap & I just love it. It's super high quality & compact!

The deal with pepper plants is that they take forever to germinate. So you just keep watering them & hoping for the best.

To start these peppers, I used some little cups I had from years past & just a little bit of soil. Because I was doing a couple different kinds of peppers, I made sure to mark the variety on the cup with a sharpie pen.

Well, I learned the hard way that the sharpie pen is not the way to go!

After so much watering, the sharpie pen wore off the cup, so I have no idea what variety the peppers are! I can't guess because I moved the types around when watering, so they're not even grouped together!

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The labels on the cups in the pictures are from years past when I used an actual permanent marker!

I will continue to put these plants in buckets, but their variety will be a surprise until they start maturing. Then I can figure out what they are!

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