Martin D. Goodkin


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Home & Garden > Pepper Overload!

Pepper Overload!

I am going to have to have a talk with Mother Nature! I think she is trying to drive me crazier than I am.
This is the rainy season and it was 100% dry here yesterday and today while Miami, the Florida West Coast and the mid-south got flooded! Okay, I can handle that but I just know she is getting the heavy rains ready for Thursday when I go to The Dollar Tree and Winn-Dixie! Then I look out my window both south and east (see above) and I see the beautiful views at 7 PM she is providing just for me!!

There is more to all this! For a year I have been growing a pepper plant and each month I get ONE pepper. Over the months I have grown 4 more plants from the original using the seeds every month from that ONE pepper. The past few months from the 5 plants I have gotten a total of ONE pepper and it seems the plants take turns. Yesterday I saw a pepper in the window plant and as I watering the other 4 in the living room I couldn't believe it as each plant had ONE pepper so now I have a total of 5 peppers all different sizes, none big enough to make stuffed peppers, but I am going to see just how big they do grow before I start chopping them up for salads and cooking.

I just might get them--and Mother Nature--all confused and take seeds from all 5 plants and make a new pot with them! Let's see if they can do the pepper a month trick!!

posted on June 9, 2020 2:14 PM ()


They probably taste all that much better because it's 'farm to table' and 'locally sourced' right there in your apartment.
comment by traveltales on June 11, 2020 7:10 AM ()
Maybe I can sell them to my neighbors for $1 each!!!
reply by greatmartin on June 11, 2020 7:18 AM ()
Do you add plant food to the pots, or compost? If you had richer soil maybe you'd get more peppers.
comment by drmaus on June 9, 2020 10:20 PM ()
If I remember I will put a plant food spike into the pot the first of every month!
reply by greatmartin on June 9, 2020 10:28 PM ()
The one year I didn't harvest my peppers until the end of the season (September). I had enough small ones to make a crock pot of stuffed peppers and the tiniest ones to use in salad.
comment by jjoohhnn on June 9, 2020 5:03 PM ()
I'll chop mine up and throw them into whatever I'm cooking!!
reply by greatmartin on June 9, 2020 9:32 PM ()

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