Thursday, April 8, 2010

Peppers planted

The Giant Marconi peppers have been planted in the drip ring systems, and this just about completes the initial planting in the greenhouse.

The TDS is about 1700 with a pump cycle of one hour on and two hours off.

I have already begun to remove the first flowers, and will continue to do so until the plants are about ten inches high. I find it is better to give up a few early fruit to increase the overall production of fruit.

This year I intend to pick the fruit when it is green and glossy rather than allow the fruit to ripen to red on the plant. Although the red peppers are sweeter, they take weeks to ripen, and this reduces total fruit production.

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