Clang! Hear that bell?

Bell Peppers - Finally some size and quantity in my peppers imn Minnesota.
@webeishere (36377)
United States
August 16, 2008 8:10pm CST
That is the clang of my green bell peppers. They have finally got some size and quantity to them. For the longest time they were so stunted and small and very few. But thanks to some great typical Minnesota heat and humidity they are thrivinmg like mad now days. This is a shot of one plant out of 8 I have planted. each one seems to have at least 2 decent sized peppers on them. Are your peppers stunted? If they were previously are they geting bigger finally? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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16 responses
17 Aug 08
Hello Grandpa Bob, I have never grown peppers before as the weather is not so good, but I'm growing some tomatos and they doing very well, still green though, nothing like your own home grow veg yummy, Tamara
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Yeah I've had tons of tomatoes already this spring. Got plenty more to pick soon as well. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@GardenGerty (92203)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Aug 08
A planting of ornamental peppers - These dark plants that look very purple are really ornamental peppers. The fruit on them looks like little black marbles. They did well this year. This is at one of our parks.
My peppers were seriously late bloomers this year. When they were blooming it was too hot for them to set fruit. If we have a mild fall, I still could get peppers as they keep blooming. The ornamental peppers at the park, however, did great. They had a variety that had dark purple leaves, and the fruit looked like little black marbles. They are grown for looks, not flavor, but I am tempted to have hubby try some. I have added a pic of the planting. There is white vinca, then the purple peppers, and then there is a decorative grass that is purplish as well.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Do they taste like bell peppers or what? I think the photo looks great. A very beautiful plant. Thanks for the photo also. Loved it. Very nice looking. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (92203)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Aug 08
Probably do not. Probably not hot either. I will let you know when I get hubby to taste. My computer often fights with me when I try to post photos. I have quite a few, really.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Okay. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I am getting ready to order some bell pepper plants soon so I haven't gotten any yet but my habenero pepper has gone mad with peppers. It is crazy I have a ton of them I keep giving them away but this is all from one plant!! They are so freakin' hot it is crazy.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I would love some HOT peppers. But I am the only one in my family that loves hot foods. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
17 Aug 08
Wow, that looks great, Grandpa Bob. Makes me crave some stuffed green peppers for dinner! I also love fresh green pepper on my salad. Yum- I bet your family eats good!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Now I want a stuffed pepper. Hmmmm? I'll have to do this next year for sure. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well I'm glad your peppers finally started growing, I think I responded in that discussion, our peppers wouldn't ever grow very big, we had to pick them, if we waited too long they would go bad, so they never got a chance to grow. I sure like using them in alot of recipes tho, or grilled.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Picked a few more today as well. (Sunday) HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Last year the peppers did real good, this year they aren't doing so good. I think some of the problem is they didn't get as much sun, because of taller plants close by plus my son put them in pots instead of in the ground. I need to go out there and put them in the ground. I love green bell peppers. The tomatoes are doing great, and the green beans were super duper.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Mine for the first part of spring and summer were very stunted and only a couple growing. Then suddeenly in 2 weeks I have a lot of decent sized ones. I love it finally. Good job on your garden as well. Keep at it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
7 Sep 08
Lucky. My bell peppers didn't do anything this year. I don't know what happened, other than maybe it had something to do with the fact that I planted kind of late. Hopefully I will have plenty of photoes to share next year.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
i think that your Peppers are looking very good Now! I love green Peppers. I put them in so many things! What day is all my stuff going to be delievery. You can add some of thoe peppers to my basket!! LOL
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hi Gramdpa Bob... I don't have any peppers...my neighbor planted some and they look terrible...he planted the hot ones.... I like the green bell peppers...
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
17 Aug 08
HI Grandpa B, Yea..we have also our peppers this time and I can't believe the size..It's amazing since it's my first time to plant this...I can't wait to harvest! LOL!
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@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Glad to hear they're doing well! It's probably a good thing that I didn't get a garden in this year, though. The weather has been so abnormally cool here that, though I thoroughly enjoy it, it wouldn't have been very good for vegetables!
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@Hatley (161788)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Oct 08
hi Grandpa Bob the only green peppers I have had this fall are from my super market. lol wish I had gardened while I had a chance as now we are moving way off up the coast. lol I have been here in tustin for years so this is going to be really hard but my son feels he will have a better chance of gettinga good job up state towards San francisco. antioch Ca to be precise.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I have two green bell pepper plant that I planted in a pails. I've had three small peppers on one and one on the other which is a very small plant. Now one of my pepper plants appears to be wilting up. Not sure what I need to do, if it needs a bigger space to be planted or if I am over watering or under watering. I really don't have much time to mess with plants and this is my first year in doing so since I was still under my parents roost many years ago. Glad your pepper plants are thriving! Sounds like you have been very busy with your garden this year.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Now you are just being mean. First making my mouth water with your banana pepper pictures. Now making me hungry for green peppers. I wish I had a fresh garden.
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I am happy that your bell peppers finally got a move on.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
18 Aug 08
Hi dear they look real good and nice meal, Hmm, Yummy i wonder if u will cook them or have them raw in Salad Well i dont have these plant inhouse but bought it from Market and they are really big Take care