For the winter gardener,

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Royd, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or for anyone who wants to save your plants, I have come up with a cheap way, to do it.

    I've had a very nice pepper crop, this year, and living in North Florida, I was bound and determined, not to lose them, this winter, because I know it's possible.
    If it works, not only will I, possibly have peppers, all winter, but I'll eliminate that 3 month wait, in the spring.

    I moved all of my peppers, into two rows, with four to a group and about 3' between each group... I, then, dug a hole, in the open space, about 1' deep, and using the heavy duty construction trashbags, I filled them with water. Using bamboo stakes, I formed a wall, around the bag, so that I could fill it completely, and tie it off.

    I, then, made a hoop house, out of split bamboo, tying it with palm fronds. Then, I covered it, with 6 mil clear plastic.

    It was all great fun, and a wonderful experience.

    Tomorrow, will be sunny, so let the solar heating begin.

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  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tough on us in Idaho.
     
  3. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tough on us in WI. also. Hope it works for you. Mike
     
  4. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always said that North Florida is a gardener's Paradise. Our worst season is July and August.... You can't keep up with the weeds or the bugs.
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Here i prune off the larger branches and they overwinter in the ground with no fuss.
     
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think in our area it would probably work better to use something like compost in that trash bag or along the side of the tunnel. the only issue i could see would be the snow getting to thick during a storm and making it collapse.
     
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    On the pepper forum I used to visit, many peppers are houseplants over winter.
     
  8. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I met a man, once, in Middleburg, who kept his habenero in a 30 gal washtub, on wheels. The thing was 5' tall. He'd just roll it into the garage, during the winter.
     

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