Sunday in Iowa


Some of our garden...
We've been having near 100° weather this week, with 104° on Friday, and it's certainly turning the "Redskin" peppers; they grow in clusters, there were 7 red ones on this plant when I took the picture, and they weren't the first.   We're waiting for the promised "normal" September weather next week.

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  1. How do you pot your peppers, etc., and keep them looking so nice? What direction are they located? Thanks!

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    1. These are on the west side of our house; I have also had them on the east side at times. I think the South would be too hot with sun all day. Peppers like a pot...the big plants are California Wonders. The pots you see hold 5 gallons of soi. We water them daily once it gets hot. Peppers like fertilizer too; I use "tomato" fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. They don't really have any pests here in Iowa. I freeze any extras, either pieces or chopped. They don't need blanching, and actually stir-fry from frozen very well.

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  2. It's getting cooler here after heat indices in the lower 100's last week... thank heavens!

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  3. Yes, it is cooler here also. Today is nice out so far. Now if we would just get some rain. Always something to wish for.

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  4. Thanks for the pot-planting info! I hope all areas in drought get rain soon!

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