20110910

One Green Pepper

It has been a strange gardening year. We are in a drought and so gardens have required as much as 5X the amount of water they usually need. And yet we're having an amazing year in general with abundant carrots, parsnips, celery, beets, loofa etc. Crops that we grew in abundance last year, like tomatos and peppers, are just hobbling along. Today I pulled our first pepper of the year. I can't say I'm confident we'll have much more than this one!

2 comments:

Andrew Hunt said...

Hello ma'am,

It's not just you that's having pepper problems. Up here in Seattle, even with our dry Mediterranean summer's, we still have yet to see much more than a few shriveled peppers, barely even ripe before the plant peters out.

Your drought = our one-month short growing season.

On the other hand the Tomatillo plant fared even better than the tomatoes and peppers combined.

A trick I am going to do next year is to put a reflective disc at the base of those peppers so they get more radiant heat - fickle aren't they?

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne said...

love the disc idea. would you use a CD?