Try this (you can do this numerous times on multiple stalks 8-12" apart) Scrape the skin off about an inch of the stalk with a knife or razor. In the same area, cut a few light scrapes in the stalk with a razor or fine-tooth serrated blade. Rub on some rooting hormone or honey, (don't need either but this helps make it work better and faster). Wrap a moist paper towel around the exposed area, wrap the paper towel up in saran wrap to hold in the moisture, tape up the top and bottom with some electrical tape to hold in the humidity. You can remove the top tape if you dont see moisture through the saran wrap anymore but it usually lasts the whole process. Wait until you see roots growing through the paper towel under the saran wrap and cut off that piece and plant it.
Great idea DWB! I use peat pellets instead of paper towels....
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In researching Sweet Peet I don't see where it's a growing media?
For vegetable or flower gardens, spread about 1" deep using layers of newspaper under the Sweet Peet to additionally suppress weeds. Also, the application of Preen for landscape or flower beds prior to planting would work instead of the newspapers. Preen for Vegetable Gardens must be applied for edible crops. Keep Sweet Peet away from stems of plants.
Planting flowers or vegetables or preparing landscape beds before planting:
Spread a layer of Sweet Peet to a 2-3" depth over the planting bed. Spade or rototill in the Sweet Peet thoroughly. Note: Even apply to areas with "new, good" processed topsoil as this topsoil is not the same as naturally laid down topsoil as such processed topsoils can become "gummy" and compacted in a short period of time.
They say you become what you judge, right? I am gearing up to fly past your pic.
I apologize if I offended!
My reply was in response to your post, "I remember seeing that picture thinking, "That seems a little excessive."" , as in how fascinating you thought my grow excessive but now you have the same obsession.
It's amazing how without face to face communication these posts can offend..... Again, sorry for any confusion!
I am looking for pepper plants to buy. I am mostly looking for the varieties below, but I am also interested in others.
While I've bought plants from ChilePlants (CCN), BakersPeppers, Juanito's and The ChileWoman (all highly recommended) these are not reviews - they are plant seller listings in alphabetic order. I suggest you check the price per plant AND S&H cost=Total Price for your order. As an example, below is CCN's S&H per plant (You must buy in quantities of 6.)..
I'm driving up to Cross Country Nursery tomorrow to pick up 50-some plants. I'm starting to panic b/c I'm not sure if they'll all fit in my wife's car (Ford Focus hatchback) and i don't wanna try to get them in my Taco b/c i don't have a cap or anything and rte 295 will likely be murder on them tings, especially with rain expected tomorrow. Am i worrying needlessly, or will i be taking 2 trips? I'm just not sure how big the plants will be, or how they're going to be packed. I'm probably worrying for no good reason, but i'm hoping someone can chime in with some experience or theories...
The pic below is of 24 plants from CCN..... I think 50 plants will fit in a subcompact hatchback - no problemo.....