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
» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Today at 7:33 pm

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:12 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 7:07 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:02 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:55 pm

» Fall Garden?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:52 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:38 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:58 pm

» Ginger
by has55 Today at 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan Today at 2:29 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 9:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 1:43 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock 9/17/2017, 8:43 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

» This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants
by bigdogrock 9/16/2017, 3:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  bonnie0128 on 5/2/2014, 11:41 am

Is it necessary to keep hot and sweet peppers separated?  By how much space?
avatar
bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 41
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  camprn on 5/2/2014, 11:44 am

bonnie0128 wrote:Is it necessary to keep hot and sweet peppers separated?  By how much space?
No, it is not necessary to plant them separately, but you should space your plants one per square foot.

____________________________

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: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  bonnie0128 on 5/2/2014, 11:50 am

camprn wrote:
bonnie0128 wrote:Is it necessary to keep hot and sweet peppers separated?  By how much space?
No, it is not necessary to plant them separately, but you should space your plants one per square foot.
Thank you!  I knew the spacing per plant but someone told me you had to keep hots and sweets separate or else the sweets might get spicy.
avatar
bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 41
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  camprn on 5/2/2014, 12:00 pm

bonnie0128 wrote:
camprn wrote:
bonnie0128 wrote:Is it necessary to keep hot and sweet peppers separated?  By how much space?
No, it is not necessary to plant them separately, but you should space your plants one per square foot.
Thank you!  I knew the spacing per plant but someone told me you had to keep hots and sweets separate or else the sweets might get spicy.
That is a myth.  The fruit of this generation carry a fixed genetic code, a sweet pepper will be sweet and a hot pepper will be hot this season even though they are planted side by side. If there is cross pollination and you save the seeds then plant them next year some may be hot and some not, as they will have different genetics.

____________________________

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: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  bonnie0128 on 5/2/2014, 12:58 pm

I was hoping to save seeds so I'll try to plant sweet in front of the house and hot behind and hope that's good enough  Laughing
avatar
bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 41
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  sanderson on 5/2/2014, 3:43 pm

This is just a novice's question. To throw true, could a new immature blossom be carefully wrapped in a couple layers of tulle until it is pollinated and one can see the growing fruit??

All of my peppers are potted and kept in one cluster. I move the whole cluster as the sun moves through out the season. If one wanted to save seeds, would that work? I have so many different kinds (colors, sizes, shapes, heat, etc.) that if I saved seeds I could end up with a whole new variety! Sanderson Zebra Pepper. Red, yellow and green striped.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14582
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  camprn on 5/2/2014, 4:17 pm

sanderson wrote:This is just a novice's question.  To throw true, could a new immature blossom be carefully wrapped in a couple layers of tulle until it is pollinated and one can see the growing fruit??

All of my peppers are potted and kept in one cluster.  I move the whole cluster as the sun moves through out the season.  If one wanted to save seeds, would that work?  I have so many different kinds (colors, sizes, shapes, heat, etc.) that if I saved seeds I could end up with a whole new variety!  Sanderson Zebra Pepper.  Red, yellow and green striped.
yes, I believe that is true.

____________________________

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: Separating Hot and Sweet Peppers

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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