peppers

  1. Kevin

    Garden plans for 2019?

    Hopefully I will be able to plant a nice sized garden during the spring of 2019. Cucumbers Corn Potatoes Snap beans Purple hull peas Peppers Okra - planted in the summer Watermelons - I m not sure of According to the old farmers almanac for 2019, something like February 24th and 25 will be...
  2. Kevin

    Tips for Growing Tabasco Peppers

    Tabasco peppers are growing like crazy. One tabasco pepper plant looks like it has 100 peppers on it. Tips for Growing Tabasco Peppers Work the soil and remove rocks, roots and break up clumps of soil Plant tabasco peppers in well drained soil. The plants seem to do well in sandy soil Space...
  3. Kevin

    Canning Home Grown Jalapeno Peppers

    This article about canning home grown jalapeno peppers has been two months in the making. We started in May of 2018 with planting the peppers, taking care of the jalapeno pepper plants in the backyard garden, then finally harvesting, and now canning. Before we talk about canning home grown...
  4. Kevin

    Removing leaves of a pepper plant

    Anyone ever heard of removing low leaves from a pepper plant to promote new growth? I do not remember where I heard it from, but supposedly if the lower leaves of a pepper plant are removed, is promotes new leaves on top. New leaves are supposed to result in more peppers. This evening I...
  5. Kevin

    Results From The Chicken Manure Fertilizer Experiment

    One gardening experiment for 2018 was to take a field that had not been used for a couple of years, till in chicken manure using a garden tiller, then plant the crops. How well would the crops grow? Would some types of crops do better than others? After watching the experiment for close to two...
  6. Kevin

    Garden Salsa Peppers

    Decided to give some garden salsa peppers a try. The local walmart has their plants marked down, so why not? I bought two garden salsa pepper plants for $2.94 each. For fertilizer I am using aged chicken manure from under the brooder house mixed with dirt. Also, under the plant is a fresh...
  7. Kevin

    Contender Snap Beans Sprouting

    My contender snap beans are coming up and are looking good. I planted about a pound of beans a couple of weeks ago. the row might be around 75 feet long. The pepper plants were planted in a garden spot around 100 yards behind the house. Just a couple of days after planting we got around 8...
  8. Kevin

    Got The Spring Peppers Planted

    Decided to grow some organic peppers for 2018. The plants were bought from a local farm supply store here in Jasper, Texas - Circle Three Feed. For the fertilizer, some aged chicken manure from under the brooder house was mixed with soil and ashes from the smoker. A combination of oak, wild...
  9. Kevin

    Putting an egg under a potted plant?

    Has anyone here ever used eggs for fertilizer? I was making some homemade potting soil for my peppers and tomatoes, when I thought about putting an egg under the plant. I vaguely remember reading about this years ago. Or maybe it was a meme floating around facebook? Anyway, I got some eggs...