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Status Archive for 2005

23 May 2005
The peppers are outdoors! The 10 plants that remained in 16 oz. cups were transplanted to 6" clay pots and gradually moved outdoors in accordance with the Plan for 2005 on 9 May and 11 May (79 and 81 days). The first plant to flower was a Prairie Fire (60 days), followed by two Bermudas (68 and 70 days). The first plant to set fruit was a Bermuda (70 days). By 23 May (93 days), of 17 potted plants, 53% had flowered and 41% had set fruit, and of 12 plants in the square foot garden, 67% had flowered and 58% had set fruit. The Bermudas were by far the most advanced in terms of fruit size.

25 April 2005
The peppers are outdoors! The 12 plants remaining in 3 oz. cups were transplanted to 16 oz. cups in accordance with the Plan for 2005 on 17 April (57 days) and are still indoors growing out under a 250 watt High Pressure Sodium light. Everything else is outdoors; of the twenty plants first repotted to 16 oz. cups, twelve were planted in a square foot plot on 17 April (57 days) and 8 were transplanted to 6" clay pots on 24 April (64 days).

13 April 2005
About two-thirds of the plants (20 of 32) were transplanted to 16 oz. cups in accordance with the Plan for 2005 on 25 March (34 days). 16 April is the target date to start transplanting outdoors.

9 March 2005
The first seedlings to show were 1 Anaheim TMR, 3 Thai, 1 Golden Calwonder, 1 Prairie Fire and 2 Mirasol at 6 days on 25 Feb. The first seedlings to stand were 1 Anaheim TMR and 1 Thai at 7 days on 26 Feb. The first plant to show true leaves was a Mirasol at 12 days on 3 March. The first pots to be thinned were thinned at 18 days, and included 1 Bermuda, 1 Big Bertha, 2 Anaheim TMR, 1 Thai, 1 Golden Calwonder, 1 Mirasol, 1 Marbles, and 2 Chicken Heart.

20 February 2005
All seeds were started on 19 February in accordance with the Plan for 2005.

29 January 2005
All seeds that were ordered have been received.

13 January 2005
Pepper varieties for the 2005 season have been selected and all seeds have been ordered. They include Prairie Fire PVP, Yellow Jellybean, Golden Habanero, Anaheim TMR23, Big Bertha, Bermuda, Thai, Golden Calwonder, Tepin, the elusive Fish Pepper, Mirasol, Marbles, Chicken Heart, and the infamous Mongrel. As in 2004, I bought my pepper seeds from Pepper Joe and Tough Love Chile Company.



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