First year growing jalapenos

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by TheIronHiker, Jun 11, 2018.

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    TheIronHiker

    TheIronHiker Member

    First year growing some jalapenos. What do you all feed your plants. Im all ears. Experience is the best teacher
     
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    Miyagismokes

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    I've got some sweet peppers I fed with some leftover Dr Earth 5-5-5 pellets. My habaneros are still too young.
     
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    TheIronHiker

    TheIronHiker Member

    My jalapenos are all still younger. My bells are gettin biggee by the day. Planted in manure and triple mix
     
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    Wilksey

    Wilksey Well-Known Member

    I use the same dynagro for peppers as weed. Works well.

    Going to be giving Jacks a try here soon, too.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    jalapeno's like a lot of light, i didn't feed them super heavy, just made sure they got plenty of water and light, and gave them 150 ppm of jack's 20-20-20 once a week. they produced a buttload of peppers
     
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    TheIronHiker

    TheIronHiker Member

    Yeah they are recieving8-10hrs a day. 20-20-20 i wil keep that in mind
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    any balanced fertilizer would be ok, green peppers seem to like it when you drop the N by about half when they start to flower, Jalapenos went fine all the way through on balanced ferts
     
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    Miyagismokes

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Habaneros can't be that different, right?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    grew them two years ago, as i recall they do ok with balanced nutes, but didn't seem to need as much food as the jalapenos and banana peppers
     
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    Beachwalker

    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    I've just started using these..

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    .. I started a thread about it in this forum call 'Jobes fertilizer spikes' to record how they do, they have a spike made for vegetables like peppers too, hope this helps, good luck!
     
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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    The difference between growing jalapenos and habenero is night and day.
    Jalapenos providing they are watered dont need much all and pretty much will grow as gd on water and still be a gd size plant and last longer in terms of overwintering than most super hot varietys.
     
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    Miyagismokes

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Well I better get it figured out, because the local store is gonna stop carrying them, and I already missed my chance at ghost peppers...
     
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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    Jalepenos will grow so much better in the ground than any size pot you give it
     
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    Miyagismokes

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    I already discovered that with sweet peppers...
    Unfortunately, I'd have to build a green house to put them in the ground proper, I'm trying to see if I can keep her through winter indoors in a pot and worry about fruit next year.
     
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    TheIronHiker

    TheIronHiker Member

    My plants are finally starting to produce. Ive taken 5 off so far. At leasr 20 more ready to go soon!
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    I think that can be said for almost any plant. A longer root run allows a plant to access more nutrients and more moisture.
    Plants belong in the ground. Don't you think?
     
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    dannyboy602

    dannyboy602 Well-Known Member

    Wonder why that is? And how did you discover the difference? Trial and error? Advice from a gardening friend? Grow books?
     
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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    Your right
    And when It comes to chilli I've found they definitely grow better in the ground but pots are gd to over winter in
     
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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    You can do that for sure
     
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    ruby fruit

    ruby fruit Well-Known Member

    To much nitrogen will cause flower drop in a lot of chilli variety in my exp with superhots
     

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