We have been getting hammered by storms for the past 2 weeks now. It has rained almost every night. Even though my peppers are in a greenhouse the ground has been so saturated that I have not needed to water them at all. I have left them for about a week and a half when I decided to go check on them. I had been pinching the flowers off until recently in order to let the plants gain some growth before they started to produce peppers. I did not think a week and a half of not pinching off flowers would have made much of a difference. I don’t know why I assumed this, probably because I am a novice still.
Upon entering my pepper garden the first thing I noticed was a banana pepper about four inches long. I couldn’t believe it the plants had all shot up about eight inches in height and have gained a lot of mass around the main stems. I still had no need to water them; in fact it was raining as I was checking on them. I was posed with a dilemma however. Should I pick the peppers and pinch off the flowers or should I let them go and see what happens? I decided to let them go. It was July 1st when I noticed this, the summer is already half way gone, so time to see what these plants can do. As I have said this is my first time growing this many different kinds of pepper plants, so I am not sure how tall or bushy they should be. They all look a bit on the small side, but the amount of peppers starting to grow is incredible. I cannot wait to start pickling them at the end of the season, but that is for another article.
For now it is a waiting game, I will go out there every so often to ensure the peppers are safe and sound from any kind of pepper eating bugs or disease. I can say I am very excited about the progress of the garden. I am even having some wonderful results with my indoor pepper plant! So all is well and I am happy with the way this season has turned out so far. I seems like only days ago I was worried about what was eating my plants, but that has stopped and the growth has begun!
Thanks for reading, until next time.