Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Last of the Bell Peppers

Good morning!

Does anyone have anything left from their summer garden? I don't (aside from the perennials)...

These bell peppers were the last vegetables to be picked! (They needed to be picked before it was too late!)

About these bell peppers:
For some reason... back in August, they were not really "taking off." The plants had plenty of leaves, but just a couple (and very tiny) bell peppers.

So, on a whim, I decided to cut off most of the leaves along the length of the stems, leaving only the ones near the tops of the plants... 

My mom thought I was crazy for doing this!

I was thinking that with less leaves to worry about, the plants could put more effort into growing the peppers...

And, I am completely serious... the very next day, the bell peppers began to grow!

About a week later, there was an almost-full-sized pepper on one of the plants, and many others that were almost just as big!

Learn by doing! ;)

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous! i tried two years in a row and all i got were little puneys. next year i may try your method!