#1

Member
Virginia
I'm growing jalapenos, purple cayenne, orange thai, and chocolate habanero. Some leaves on the two left/right got a little sun burnt from watering mid-day. Lesson learned. The tiny one at the bottom is sprouting leaves after the original ones fell off after shipping. The top one is jalapeno from home depot and planted (here at home) 3 weeks before the other 3 were shipped/delivered.

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#2

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San Diego, Cal., USA
Keep us posted on how you get on with these.
#3

Merchant
Central Maine
(This post was last modified: 05-13-2018, 10:41 PM by ShadowsDad.)
If you're into pepper heat, stress the plants. Either too much water or too little water. The more they have to fight for survival the hotter the peppers will be. Converse for milder peppers.

Virginia, so you'll get at a minimum, frost. If you can bring them indoors for over wintering you'll get an even bigger harvest next year. You'll probably need to re-pot them, but if they survive the winter (they need light) it will be worth it. Don't fret if they lose their summer leaves during the winter, as long as they remain living they'll re-leaf.

Good luck with them! I wish I had your climate here in Maine!

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#4

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Virginia
(This post was last modified: 06-10-2018, 12:18 AM by gregcss.)
I bought the Jalapeno plant from Home Depot and the other three shipped from a farm two states south of me. The Jalapeno plant is doing excellent! The Thai not so great, the Cayenne on it's last leg, and the Hab checked out a while ago.

The only difference between all 4 is for the Jalapeno I used the remaining fast drain soil (50%) mixed with 50% regular potting soil where as the other 3 had 100% of the same potting soil.

Could be the 3 that didnt do well because they like more shade, or too much water - I keep them outside and there were some rain spells (several days in a row of rain, heavy down pour, etc). That said the Jalapeno did just fine during that time and even had to water it a few days later.

Or maybe they just didnt like the 2 day shipping in a box, though well packed and no damage.

Anyways first time growing chili peppers and I am very happy with how the Jalapeno is doing. Next year I will try again and buy all chili pepper plants locally.

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#5

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San Diego, Cal., USA
That Jalapeno looks great and good luck next year. Happy2

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#6

Member
Seattle
I've looked into growing hot chiles here in Seattle, but have not yet been encouraged. I know our climate is not exactly conducive, but has anyone out there succeeded in raising chiles in the PNW?
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