Excellent looking plants Rich! And quite the Bhut-load!
Going all in with containers this year?
Yep! All the peppers are planted in containers this season. Need to rotate to some other food items in the fenced, in-ground plot. Came off main line in up on the hill, so no more hauling hose or using all my good hoses just to get some water up hill from the house. All the air pruning containers are planted now. Sun has been brutal, so about 3% of them experienced the slightest scald on some of the lower, older leaves. I think they are over it now, and the temps have dropped back down to around 87-89 from 96F the last few days. Should see some action soon.
Looking primed and ready, Rich!
I'm a tad envious of all your space.
Those rows of root pouches are quite
a spectacle, even empty
Thanks! Got all the air pruning containers planted now. The extras have been going to locals, any left after that I'll just pot up into smaller plastic containers and keep them in the holding bay/backups.
Tomorrow I'll start getting them all caged. Wen't with sheep and goat fence this year, with the 4x4 squares to make for easier picking. The nets I'll order will slide down over those (shade cloth and some help with isolation). I think one good plant will provide enough seed of each variety for sure this season!
Will also need to mulch these to help keep in moisture...gonna be a dry season I'm afraid.
Made a snoot for one of my strobes with some black construction paper and then tapped a 2x barlow lens from my telescope onto the end. Created this nice circular corridor of light to beam across the face of this Mini Rocoto Flower.