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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

I kinda hijacked the Most Anticipated Pepper thread so thought I'd just post some pics of my garden here (hope this is the right spot!).  I grow everything from seed and started the peppers on 2/28 and the tomatoes on 3/14.  This year I used salt peter on 6 of my hottest pepper and it really helped with germination, and not sure but my hottest are doing better than any other year.


I ended up with 56 tomato plants and 81 peppers -- I planted 21 tomatoes (the Good & Early croaked early) and 71 of the 81 pepper plants.



(mild): piquillo, shishito

(medium): Picante Calabrese, Fresno (red, yellow and orange), Danny's (they are some kind of midly spicy Italian pepper I got from Danny, the Italian gentleman that lives on the park I walk my two greyhounds in every day, he gave me an entire plant - just yanked it up -- and I saved the seeds), a hot cherry pepper, Italian Roasting; Jalapeno (regular, early and a cool purple one!), Serrano and Jaloro;

(hot): Thai, Cascabella, Hot Lemon, Tabasco;

(very hot): orange habanero, Red Scorpion, Chocolate Scorpion, and Fatalli (my absolute FAV - wanted red but could only get seeds for the yellow variety)


for the tomatoes, I grew Big Rainbow, Red Summer, Pink Brandywine, Orange Slice, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Yellow Pear, Bloody Butcher, Beefsteak, Caspian Pink, Best Boy, Good and Early (which is dead sad.png ), Chadwick Cherry, Large Red Cherry and Chef's Choice Orange.  I have 22 planted and gave the remaining 30 plants away.


Unfortunately, the plants in the ground -- all the tomatoes except 1 and about 1/3 or more of the peppers) are at risk for being offed by my enormous black walnut tree that is about 25 feet away (I only found about the toxin "juglone", which comes from the walnut, last year).  So far, about 7 plants (all tomatoes) are either almost dead, dying or starting to wilt/die (juglone looks just like the other kinds of wilt but since they are not showing any other symptoms and there's a walnut tree close by, if it walks like a duck it probably is a duck...)


anyway, some pics of my plants.  I take lousy pictures so hope they turned out ok.  Not sure how to upload, I hope they show in order that I loaded them :(


the main 8 x 4 and 4 x 4 inground and the container peppers;

Garden West View.jpg

just the peppers;

Peppers Only South View.jpg

other inground growing area;

Pine Area 1.jpg

the remaining container peppers:

Remaining Peppers.jpg

Cascabella peppers (the yellow ones in the back, Hot Lemon in the foreground, pointing up);


Purple jalapenos;

Purple Jalapeno2.jpg

Purple Jalapeno.jpg

regular jalapenos;

Jalapeno Regular.jpg

Italian roasting;

Italian Roasting.jpg



orange habaneros;

Orange Habanero2.jpg

"Brian's" scorpions (from a friend named Brian, think they are red Trinidad scorpions);

Brians Scorpion2.jpg

and 2 views of the juglone-infected tomatoes :( you can see from the 2nd view how much smaller and wilted the ones on the right side are...)

Garden North View.jpg Garden East View.jpg


we had a purple jalapeno and a regular jalapeno yesterday and they had NO heat :(  hoping they will get hotter as time goes on.  But considering I'm in Zone 5 and am already getting peppers (and 1 Bloody Butcher tomato already!) I'm thrilled :D :D


thanks for looking!  :)







Edited by Greyhound_Gourmet, 03 July 2018 - 12:34 PM.

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