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Our Deck Planters: 200 Peppers and Counting

September 10, 2014

After the last of our spring harvest from our deck planters (kale, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard) we planted 9 pepper plants on April 30.  These three planters have 3 – Gypsy Hybrid and 6 – Carmen Hybrid peppers.  These self-watering planters hold about 4 gallons of water.  The soil is Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix.  We have found it is best to start with fresh soil each year and clean the roots out of the water reservoir.  We fed the plants with Osmocote when we planted them.

Here are the photos so you can check out the progress.

We planted 3 pepper plants in each planter on April 30 (click photo to enlarge)

We planted 3 pepper plants in each planter on April 30 (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)

We use small cages to help keep the plants stable with the extra weight of the peppers.  This photo was taken June 25.  (click photo to enlarge)

Each planter has a Gypsy pepper plant is in the center and Carmen peppers are on the ends. There are still tons of green peppers on the plants that we will wait to pick after they turn orange and red to get maximum sweetness. (Click photo to enlarge)

Each planter has a Gypsy pepper plant is in the center and Carmen peppers are on the ends. There are still tons of green peppers on the plants that we will wait to pick after they turn orange and red to get maximum sweetness. (Click photo to enlarge)

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