Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Peppers and Plans

Well it's been a little while since I've posted. It's still cold here ..well it is February. My pepper plants are still alive as you can see I've thinned them out to just three. They are still pretty small. I think its because I keep my house rather chilly. I've got them in a nice sunny window though and that should help.

I've also started going through Seed Catalogs to find plants that are compact. They should grow better in the containers then their counterparts. I'm still looking for some good containers as well. I'm kind of leery of using plastic planters because I don't want the chemicals to leach into the soil and then into my plants but the normal Terracotta pots will require a great deal more water. While wooden ones are very nice to look, I worry about rot and stone ones would be hard to move. It would seem the most obvious choice would be Ceramic but the cost is a little prohibitive.


I've been keeping an eye out on Freecycle and Craigslist and with spring on the way there should be some sales so I'll just have to keep looking.

6 comments:

Brandon said...

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April said...

Thanks I'll check it out

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Fantastic.....
I start all my seedlings in pots before I put them out.
If you like, I have some really fabulous seeds and would be more than happy to share a few and send them up to you.......let me know :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

wildcatsthree said...

It's still freezing here in Ohio too, but it helps to be able to dream about my future vegetable garden and plan it out. Your plants are coming along nicely.

lisa winter said...

hey thanks for stopping by my blog. i thought i'd come by and say "hi". I really liked your suggestion about the family reusing their water 4x. your pepper plants look great. i haven't started mine yet. But looking at yours has inspired me.

Mommy Kerrie said...

couldn't find a way to leave a comment on crazy green cheapskate! blogger is changing crap all around! i wanted to say THANK YOU for my gift! it was awesome and i can't wait to make the bread ... last year we let our zucchini go and they were as big as baseball bats ... i have a photo of my daughter nursing one! haha!