Chillin' In The Garden
- Jan 20, 2020
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- South Easter Pennsylvania
Also- have you noticed any differences in your peppers? Because bees cross pollinate, they can change the “natural” state of what a pepper would be grown without different varieties around.I had really good success with everything I planted in my first year garden last year. I didn’t have any bugs Issues and I did that by companion planting. For example, I planted dill by my corn because dill attracts a certain species of fly that eat ear wigs and keep them at bay. There are lots of resources online for that. As for what we grow, we are up north in zone 5a/5b and we have success with all the things. We have a very short growing season, and these are the varieties that I had success with last year. Pardon my disorganized list, I just started planning my garden last night. I grow 99% organic vegetables. There are some things that I will settle for nonorganic to save money, but for the most part we try to be Organic. And don’t forget the potatoes!
For example: we planted a variety of hot peppers last year including some habaneros, jalapeños, cherry peppers, chili peppers.
Our jalapeños were the hottest I’ve ever had and we were convinced just better than what we could buy. I’m now pretty sure it was a cross pollination issue.
But I was curious if you’ve noticed anything like that between your sweet peppers and hot peppers?