Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Orange Pepper Plants

This is a planter Clarence made out of a 2 liter pop bottle.



He read about them somewhere but couldn't find any pictures so he had to figure it out for himself. He cut the bottle in half, using the top to plant and the bottom to water. You probably can't see it, but there is an opening for putting water into the reservoir cut into the side.



This is an orange pepper plant he started from seed I ordered from ebay. It's starting to flower already.



He keeps the bottle planters in boxes because the plants don't like the sun shining on their roots. Until today, these have been growing in a south-facing window, not the greenhouse.
I'm excited that these plants are doing so well. I can't wait to have fresh peppers early in the season.
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7 comments:

  1. Sheesh! When did you plant these? Our peppers have never been any bigger than that a the end of the season! Buying seeds off ebay, that's something I never thought of! Were they something special that you couldn't get at the store?

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  2. He did start these several weeks ago.

    We ordered from ebay last year in order to get a certain variety of tomato seed. We were very pleased with prices, shipping speed, and the germination rate so we ordered from him again this year.

    He doesn't sell everything we need but we think we save a little on what we do get from him.

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Heirloom-Vegetable-Seed-Warehouse__W0QQ_armrsZ1

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  3. I SO LOVE THIS!!! I'm linking to it.

    Thanks.

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  4. Will these need to be transplanted or will they stay in the bottle?

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  5. Kathy @ TGT's,

    Clarence here... I hoping to get these peppers in the ground as soon as I get a spot where the soil is warm enough.

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  6. So clever!

    We love peppers! The plants look very healthy and ready to go!

    I may need to check out that seller!

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  7. That is sooooo wonderful! Bill and I are planning on starting a greenhouse and these would be fun to try! Thank you so much for posting!

    Blessings,
    Robin

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