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Post  Coelli on 3/16/2013, 12:47 am

I thought it was one jalapeno per square, but someone recently mentioned planting 4. Thoughts on doing this? I have limited space and want tons of jalapenos. Very Happy
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Post  camprn on 3/16/2013, 6:27 am

One per square. The mature plant spread can be upwards of 1.5 feet.
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Post  walshevak on 3/16/2013, 9:37 am

Peppers grow well in 5 gal buckets if you are short of bed space.



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Post  Unmutual on 3/16/2013, 9:45 am

Coelli wrote:I thought it was one jalapeno per square, but someone recently mentioned planting 4. Thoughts on doing this? I have limited space and want tons of jalapenos. Very Happy

1 per square, and they'll keep producing until first frost. I planted 4, ate some, gave some to my neighbor and still had enough to freeze 4 gallons of them.

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Post  Coelli on 3/16/2013, 6:37 pm

Thanks for the clarification, I reluctantly planted 3 jalapenos this morning in the 3 squares I had reserved for them and will hope that's enough. We eat them like crazy. Smile I might just grab a couple of 5-gallon buckets and plant some more - I already have 12 tomatoes in 12 buckets, what's a couple more?
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