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January Jump-Start (Garden Dream and Plan Thread)

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by treerooted, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Feb 24, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    My mouth is on fire just lookin' at the pics!
     
  2. Feb 24, 2018
    mythreesons290322

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    Beekissed~ you mind sharing your fire jam recipe?
     
  3. Feb 27, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Yeah baby peppers. This year only raising green and red bells for freezing and jalapeno so my wife can, can salsa and cowboy candy. I got plenty of dried hot peppers to last 2 more years atleast.

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    frustratedearthmother

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    They look good. I picked up some more pepper seeds yesterday and will try to get them tucked in their starter pots this week.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    They take so doggone long to germinate even with supplemental heat - I try and sow tomatoes and peppers at the same time even though peppers can be set out sooner than tomatoes you still have to figure in germination time.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2018
    sumi

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    I'm not sure how peppers will do here, but I'm keen to try some anyway. I eat quite a lot of them, so it makes sense to grow my own.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I seriously considered hanging some of these around the pepper patch - but I never did :) as you can tell I like signs.
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    Baby Tomatoes are really taking off. About time to thin out the herd to two per cell. I usally plant two per hole in the garden then thin to one per hole. Sometimes I may have both that don't survive the transplant shock so I'll use the extra to fill in gaps then give away what's left over to friends.
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    frustratedearthmother

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    They're looking great! How many varieties do you have?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Just three (beefsteak, Roma & regular eating kind) ... They are my own varieties though, resulting from years of experimental crossing many different heirloom varieties & seed saving.
     

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