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Sweet Pepper tips- any advice appreciated!


 
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tippben
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Sweet Pepper tips- any advice appreciated! Reply with quote

This is my second summer with a polytunnel, and I really want my peppers to grow, as we eat a lot of them. I have two varieties, marconi, and a F1 hybrid, in 3" pots, that have grown to about 2" high, and are growing their second pair of true leaves.

I can put them in a soil bed, or grow in pots. What success strategies have people found that might help them along in my unheated tunnel? I had a few in 7.5 litre pots last year, but only got about 4 fruits.

There is some info on google, I know, but a lot of it is US based, or continental. What works here?
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert but from growing them last year I have found that ones in the ground do much better than those in pots,
It is also worth your while giving them a feed once a week or so

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree that growing them in the ground is far better than in pots or containers. Feed with tomato feed once a week and never let them dry out , check and control greenfly.
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