After the last of our spring harvest from our deck planters (kale, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard) we planted 9 pepper plants on April 30. So far there are 54 Gypsy and Carmen peppers tempting us to pick them, however we are waiting until they turn orange and red when they obtain maximum sweetness.
These are self-watering planters. The soil is Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. We fed the plants with Osmocote when we planted them.
Here are the photos so you can check out our progress.
We planted 3 pepper plants in each planter on April 30. There is a white plastic fill tube on the end of each planter to add water to the reservoir in the bottom of the planter. (click photo to enlarge)
We use small cages to help keep the plants stable with the extra weight of the peppers (click photo to enlarge)
Each plant has an average of 6 peppers. Gypsy pepper plant is in the center and Carmen peppers are on the ends. (Click photo to enlarge)