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Subject: Getting ready to plant
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 2:13 PM ET
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Cleaned out the garden bed and my front flower bed this morning. Had planned to do this last weekend and plant seeds as well, but it was rainy and we ended up visiting relatives anyway.

Hopefully I'll have my seeds all planted this afternoon or tomorrow.

We are building a raised bed out front and got the bricks set out for that. Yay!

Date Posted: 2/11/2012 6:41 PM ET
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Good luck and happy gardening! 

Subject: What did you plant?
Date Posted: 2/12/2012 6:42 PM ET
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I started some pepper plants indoors. They take the longest to grow.



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Date Posted: 2/12/2012 10:17 PM ET
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I love growing pepper plants but the deer will not let them alone.  I tried putting a screen around them and they still got to them.  I do not want to spray them.  One year we planted them in the middle of our largest raised bed and crammed plants in; they still got to them even though the beds are 4 feet high.  **Sigh**

Date Posted: 2/17/2012 11:44 PM ET
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TomatoLady how many weeks will it be before you can plant your peppers outside? I'm trying to decide when I should start mine but I think I have a few weeks yet. I've heard hot peppers need to be started even earlier than sweet peppers.

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 10:12 AM ET
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louieg, it depends on what planting zone you live in.  Look at an almanac for the last frost date in your area, you can put them out after that date.  So, count backwards from then for the number of weeks you need for both germination and to get a good seedling start.

Here's a great site for pepper growing tips that includes a germination time chart for a lot of pepper varieties. - Growing Peppers

Hope that helps, even if I am not tomatolady (LOL).

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 11:10 AM ET
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It does, thank you Carole!

ETA: That website is really helpful, I was gonna do a whole bunch of stuff wrong! smiley



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Date Posted: 2/18/2012 8:30 PM ET
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So glad!!  Let us know how your peppers grow!

Subject: Sounds like a good site I wll check it out
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 8:43 PM ET
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My peppers take forever to come up so i plant them about a month before doing my tomatoes which are about 6-8 weeks before planting. I am starting a few things earlier for the greenhouse to see if I can grow them earlier in there. Experimenting !



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