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Friday, April 1, 2011

Pepper Transplant

This morning, I started transplanting my hot peppers from the small peat pellets into 4" pots.  I am using Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix, which is very nice compared to some of the other potting mixes I've used in the past.  I got the 4" pots from a guy in Chapel Hill last year who apparently used to run a nursery - I've got hundreds of them (free!).  I had rinsed them off pretty good last fall before putting them away, but I ran them through the dishwasher to get them good and clean.

Anyway, so far I've transplanted 6 each of Jalapeno, Cayenne, and Anaheim Chili.  Here's a picture:

Recently transplanted Jalapeno, Anaheim Chili, and Cayenne Peppers
Later today I will also transplant 6 each of my Serrano, Habenero, and Bell ("California Wonder") Peppers.

I figure these plants are going to need another 4-5 weeks indoors, which is why I've moved them into the larger pots.  It's unlikely that more than 2 of each will actually make it into my garden, but we'll see.  Many of them will be container-grown.  I'll be making self-watering planters out of pickle buckets I picked up from a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant.  More to come on that.

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