How are the peppers looking?
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Pepper plants are doing good Acprkit! Well the properly fertilized are doing good, the other 3 not so much. Here is a quick update.
I got a small harvest in february from plants 2, 3 and 4. Lots of red pods ready to harvest in the plants right now. This month I will probably harvest 2 times.
Most of the pepper came from plants 2 and 4, plant 6 has lots of pods but they were still not ready yet. Picked all the red pods and the ones that were starting to ripen.
This is plant # 1, (miracle gro)
It was interesting to notice that the peppers for each plant had a slightly different shape. I dont know if this is due to the different fertilizer or its just normal natural variation. Plant 4 with the granular fert has slightly longer and and larger pods compared to the plant 2, which are a bit rounder.
These one are from plant 4. Washed and ready to be made into a puree.
Pant 1 had no peppers, not even green ones. Right now it has one or two very small peppers, about the size of a grape.
Pant 3, produced 3 pods and shows no signs of producing any more. No flowers and the plant is looking pretty yellow.
Plant 2 and 4, are still producing like crazy, may flowers and young pods sprouting every day.
Plant 5 has about 8 medium peppers that are starting to turn red, a few more flowers and small pods
Plant 6 has a good amount of green pods, about the same size as the ones in plant 2, maybe a bit smaller. I think they still have some growing to do.
Hope to get a couple of harvests this month. I dont like to leave them on the plant too much after they have turned red as the birds might eat them. I'll keep this table update and maybe add a graph or two to keep you guys posted.
Heat is starting to make itself felt. High around 38C in mid day. Im having to water them every day, specially the bigger plants. Im a bit worried, seems we are in for a very hot summer as its only February, april and may are the hottest months. We will have 40+ temps during those two months.
The peppers were hot! What you would expect from a habanero, maybe a bit more than a regular orange hab.