Sunday, February 26, 2012
February 26, 2012 journal
Today was a cold sunny day and the temperature outdoors did not even make forty degrees, however, the sun brought the greenhouse temperature to the mid eighties, so I was able to move the peppers and tomatoes to the greenhouse for the afternoon.
Even though the main stem of the pepper plant is about equal to a quarter in diameter, the weight of the peppers is causing the plant to tilt. As a precaution, I decided to reinforce the plant by adding supports. The supports consist of a few sections of bamboo, surrounded by wire ties. Simple, but effective.
Already there has to be more than a dozen peppers set on this plant, and I am going to have to begin picking them, while they are still small, to encourage production. That said, small for this variety is about seven inches in length.