Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
Hello, friends. Please indulge me in a little gardening post. I know this is not one of my normal topics here on this blog, but I am very excited to report my poblano pepper plant is producing peppers! This is the first time I have grown anything other than herbs. I know many of you are experienced gardeners and farmers. We love roasting and grilling with these mild peppers. I can't wait to harvest them.
I bought two little seedlings at Home Depot on a whim. They were about eight inches tall back in April when I carelessly crammed them both into this container (lol). I did research my fertilizers. I found out less nitrogen and adding bone meal can lead to success. I also added a mist of water and Epsom Salts when I started to see flowers. Seems to have worked, even in this hot Florida sun! These guys are now about 4.0 feet tall and require serious water each day.
The screened porch does provide some relief from the sun and keeps the bugs out. This can be good and bad. I had to self pollinate the flowers once they started blooming since there were no bees to help do the job. I'm about 60-70 days in and things are looking good. Thanks for sharing in my excitement! What should I try next? I would love your suggestions for a fall container planting. Don't forget about my giveaway on my previous post. Take a peek.