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catherinew

Member Since 19 Nov 2011
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In Topic: OCD 2017!!!

20 May 2017 - 09:42 AM

Oh, I see. Thought something went wrong and had to replant peppers.

I'll cut back to 100 plants next year. That's half of what I planted this year. I grow plants for my uncle in San Diego. I send him some every year. I may grow for a few others as well.

My goal is to not plant earlier and earlier. Which is what I've been doing the past few years. These Chinese and wilds are very long season plants. I want to start later and later. I think I've found a system were I can sow seeds two months later. That puts me from January to March. The real test is the hoop house. I'll see how long I can extend my season. I need to confide in a member here that can help me with the setup. Its going to be a hydro to soil. That will take less pressure off. I've had these plants since January. Had a little hiccup with soil, but Im back on track.

I wonder how Anthony is doing?

Anthony - if you're here, let us know how things are going for you.

 

He wrote that he was busy with his kids since they're getting older and in sports. I'm glad that he's back at his 'old' job closer to home. Haven't heard from him since March.

 

I started peppers later this year, but may change that to even later, maybe first week in Feb. and later for annuums. Your hoop house is a great asset for keeping on track and hardening off those plants. Best of luck with the new setup.

 

It's so nice to have that backup place where you can extend the growing season. Show us pics in December!


In Topic: OCD 2017!!!

20 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

Thanks you, Jane. You are to kind. This storm was quick. I was caught off guard. I don't have cables television. No news. Have to look on my phone for anything.

I really would like to put some sort of shelving in. I was thinking maybe some stand up wire shelves on both sides of the door. I may redesign next year and cut back on plants. I need to come up with a magic number of plants, and stick to it.

You just planted seeds this last week?

If you would like me to send you some plants, let me know.


Chuck, I planted beans, cucumbers, carrots, some flowers on May 15. There's still snow on the ground so I can't see if anything came up or rotted. Thanks again for your plant offer. Thanks to you, I have lots of pepper plants from your seeds. Like you, I may cut back on the number of plants. Who knows? It's beginnng to become a chore. Or maybe I have too many tomato plants? I need a cut-off number of plants. This year was way too many. Again.

In Topic: OCD 2017!!!

18 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

The plants did good. Two more days of weather and tomorrow night being the coldest. Its a good test for what to expect this Fall. I would like a little house like yours. Would be a lot cheaper to heat in the Spring. I would just put baking racks in it for flats of plants.

I hope Denver doesn't get hit hard. Jane is over there, and I believe she has plants in gardens already. They got hit with golf ball size hail a week ago.

 

Thanks for the well wishes, Chuck. The hail was horrible, and today's snow is unbelievable for May 18. I only planted seeds on May 15, and brought in all the plants last night. Whew. This storm came a day earlier than predicted. You did such a great job on your hoop house that your babies must be quite happy.

 

I'm guessing plant out date for me will now be June 1. I still love Colorado, hail and all!

 

You should put shelves in your hoop house for the babies. It'll be perfect for you.


In Topic: [May 15] What are you working on this week?

17 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

:mouthonfire:   Looking nice!!


In Topic: [May 15] What are you working on this week?

16 May 2017 - 04:54 PM

1 - hail cleanup

2 - seed planting, but with snow/rain predicted, seeds will probably rot.

3 - trying to harden off plants, but little sun

4 - frustrating May wrt gardening

5 - I want Pex Peppers Pueblo chiles