One of the biggest mistakes I did this year was not keep the pepper tags with the peppers. I have over a dozen varieties planted out there and most of them I have no idea what they are.
I’ve looked online and attempted to match them up, but really I’m still not positive on what is what. I’ve got two plants that both look like Fresno peppers, but I remember only buying one. There are only two plants that I know what they are for sure. The Habanero and the Fish Pepper. I really like the Fish Pepper. It’s really hot and it has this cool green and white variegation on the fruit and the leaves.
I’ve also got these cool long cayenne type peppers. I have two plants with these cayenne type peppers – one is a Kung Pao and the other is an Aci Sivri (traditional Turkish pepper). I can’t remember which one is which.
Lesson learned. Next year I’m going to not only make sure I keep the tags with the plants but I’m going to plant the varieties separated from each other in different areas of the garden. I’ll then be able to tent them so I can save the seed easier and make sure that I have enough biodiversity.
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I had the same problem this year. I will try jumbo wooden markers next year. A good project for a winter night….
Learned the same lesson this year. Dumb dumb dumb but I always think I am going to remember when I plant them so lovingly in the spring. The jumbo wooden markers sound like a good solution.
On the up side, I am getting gallons of mixed peppers for my freezer.
I work for a nursery in the midwest. around here everyone in plant retail was hoping for the same 70+ degrees we had this time last year. Folks around here are smart enough to wait and it is definitely a long wait this year; 7 inches of snow so far this morning.
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