Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Today at 12:13 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 12:09 pm

» A new SFG fan
by AtlantaMarie Today at 11:45 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:21 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by aliceingardenland Today at 10:18 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan Today at 12:43 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 12:16 am

» excited to be here!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:45 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:42 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 Yesterday at 8:17 am

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/16/2018, 3:15 pm

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by sanderson 2/15/2018, 12:08 pm

» Mystery plant - need ID please
by yolos 2/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» new to the site from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:36 pm

» Hiya from Massachussets
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:31 pm

» What I learned this year
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:21 pm

» Happy Valentine's Day!
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:19 pm

» Jicama
by countrynaturals 2/14/2018, 3:29 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan 2/14/2018, 1:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 2/13/2018, 10:10 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/13/2018, 9:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/13/2018, 7:32 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 2/13/2018, 2:57 am

» Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia
by sanderson 2/12/2018, 11:28 pm

» Home Depot Planter Wall Block
by sanderson 2/12/2018, 10:22 pm

» Happy to have found this site
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/12/2018, 9:48 pm

» have sweet Ozark orange, matina and beefsteak tomato
by aliceingardenland 2/12/2018, 6:20 pm

» February Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals 2/12/2018, 2:48 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Question about pepper plants

Go down

Question about pepper plants

Post  kmarie on 5/14/2013, 5:14 pm

I just went and bought some red, green, and yellow pepper plants and they were sold in 4 packs. I assume that I only plant one per square foot since that is what the book calls for right?
avatar
kmarie

Female Posts : 24
Join date : 2013-04-21
Location : Indiana Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  camprn on 5/14/2013, 5:17 pm

@kmarie wrote:I just went and bought some red, green, and yellow pepper plants and they were sold in 4 packs. I assume that I only plant one per square foot since that is what the book calls for right?
Yes that is correct, one per square as the plants will take up a bunch of space above the bed.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  kmarie on 5/14/2013, 9:55 pm

Okay, I just wanted to be sure because they seem like such little plants to need one square foot. Thanks!
avatar
kmarie

Female Posts : 24
Join date : 2013-04-21
Location : Indiana Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  mschaef on 5/14/2013, 10:05 pm

trust us they will grow and then you will be glad that you put only one per square!!
avatar
mschaef

Female Posts : 598
Join date : 2012-03-12
Age : 31
Location : Hampton, Georgia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Pepper Plants

Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/14/2013, 11:38 pm

My green bell pepper plants are in the cages..
avatar
ArkansasSFGardener

Male Posts : 87
Join date : 2013-05-01
Age : 28
Location : Lonoke, Arkansas 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  mschaef on 5/15/2013, 11:13 am

Looks great!!!! cheers
avatar
mschaef

Female Posts : 598
Join date : 2012-03-12
Age : 31
Location : Hampton, Georgia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/15/2013, 12:52 pm

I'm planting 5 in 4 sqs this year as an experiment, since I read somewhere that in windy areas it helps if they can support each other somewhat. I'll let you know what happens.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  Goosegirl on 5/15/2013, 6:08 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I'm planting 5 in 4 sqs this year as an experiment, since I read somewhere that in windy areas it helps if they can support each other somewhat. I'll let you know what happens.

CC

I am interested to find out how this works for you. My neighbor has her peppers about 4-5 inches apart, because she says she has always had more success with her peppers when she crowds them.

GG

PS - it is VERY windy here, so maybe that is why they do so well for her crowded together.
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 53
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  camprn on 5/15/2013, 6:10 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote:I'm planting 5 in 4 sqs this year as an experiment, since I read somewhere that in windy areas it helps if they can support each other somewhat. I'll let you know what happens.

CC

I am interested to find out how this works for you. My neighbor has her peppers about 4-5 inches apart, because she says she has always had more success with her peppers when she crowds them.

GG

PS - it is VERY windy here, so maybe that is why they do so well for her crowded together.
I have pretty good success with the one plant (poblano) per square. I usually pinch it to make it bush out and this increases yields.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  boffer on 5/15/2013, 6:38 pm

The only piece of gardening advice I've ever gotten from my parents is that 'peppers like company' ie. crowd them together. I don't have a clue why.

I plant one per square, but I also plant some in pots. I crowd the pots together and let the plants figure out on their own how to share space. I haven't noticed a difference in production either way.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  RoOsTeR on 5/16/2013, 8:05 am

@boffer wrote:The only piece of gardening advice I've ever gotten from my parents is that 'peppers like company' ie. crowd them together. I don't have a clue why.

I plant one per square, but I also plant some in pots. I crowd the pots together and let the plants figure out on their own how to share space. I haven't noticed a difference in production either way.

Well, I will probably be putting that advice to good use. For some reason I ended up with about 30 pepper plants What a Face
I was totally guilty of looking at my tiny little starter cells and thinking no way that was enough pepper starts...so I planted more! Funny how those little cells take up little to no room and deceive you. Now I'm having a hard time juggling all the cups till I can get them planted...someplace cyclops

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/16/2013, 8:28 am

@RoOsTeR wrote: Funny how those little cells take up little to no room and deceive you. Now I'm having a hard time juggling all the cups till I can get them planted...someplace cyclops

Yeah, that was sure an eye-opener for me this year! Shocked

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/16/2013, 8:31 am

@Goosegirl wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote:I'm planting 5 in 4 sqs this year as an experiment, since I read somewhere that in windy areas it helps if they can support each other somewhat. I'll let you know what happens.

CC

I am interested to find out how this works for you. My neighbor has her peppers about 4-5 inches apart, because she says she has always had more success with her peppers when she crowds them.

GG

PS - it is VERY windy here, so maybe that is why they do so well for her crowded together.

GG, I put 3 in a triangle in a 12" pot last year and I really think they would have done fine if I'd only known what I was doing and started with MM. They never had a issue from the winds tho.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  kmarie on 5/16/2013, 8:52 am

Hmmm...maybe I will try planting 2 per square and see what happens. I have 3 left over from each of the 4 pack that I purchased. I didn't want to buy pots to put them in so I was thinking about giving them to my MIL.
avatar
kmarie

Female Posts : 24
Join date : 2013-04-21
Location : Indiana Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/16/2013, 9:05 am

@kmarie wrote:Hmmm...maybe I will try planting 2 per square and see what happens. I have 3 left over from each of the 4 pack that I purchased. I didn't want to buy pots to put them in so I was thinking about giving them to my MIL.

Or maybe try both ways and see if there's any difference. I love experimenting!

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  Windmere on 5/16/2013, 11:22 am

@RoOsTeR wrote:
@boffer wrote:The only piece of gardening advice I've ever gotten from my parents is that 'peppers like company' ie. crowd them together. I don't have a clue why.

I plant one per square, but I also plant some in pots. I crowd the pots together and let the plants figure out on their own how to share space. I haven't noticed a difference in production either way.

Well, I will probably be putting that advice to good use. For some reason I ended up with about 30 pepper plants What a Face
I was totally guilty of looking at my tiny little starter cells and thinking no way that was enough pepper starts...so I planted more! Funny how those little cells take up little to no room and deceive you. Now I'm having a hard time juggling all the cups till I can get them planted...someplace cyclops

Rooster, I have a similar problem. Since I am new to all of this, I planted many bell peppers thinking that there is strength in numbers. I ended up with 13 California Wonders. Wow! Way more than I planned to have. I also planted some anaheim chiles (I have 4 of these... I exercised some restraint). My wife makes a marvelous dish called "chile rellenos." This is anaheim chiles stuffed with cheddar cheese and covered with an egg batter (and then fried). I REALLY hope the anaheims do well because we all love this dish.
avatar
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 49
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question about pepper plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum