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italydiva

An accidental gardener, making plenty of mistakes along the way but hoping to learn, improve and be inspired by the wonderful GardenTags community.

Capsicum annuum

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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italydiva

Not the biggest you’ve ever seen, but I’m happy with my first attempt at growing bell peppers. These were grown outside as I don’t have a greenhouse. #green-bell-pepper #gyo

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charlotte

They look great

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dirtgirlworld

🙌👏💚 nice!

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debs69

Well done 👍 they look perfect 👌

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pelly

Mine never got very big. I've saved seeds from one of them though 💚

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italydiva

Thank you @charlotte @dirtgirlworld @debs69 very much looking forward to seeing what they taste like! 😀

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italydiva

Good idea Jane. Interestingly, I read somewhere if you prune the pepper plant you can overwinter and grow peppers again the following year. I might try that too 😊 @pelly

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pelly

I’ve binned mine so you’ll have to let me know how you get on 😍

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italydiva

Will do Jane 😊 👍 @pelly

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charlotte

Mine always look a bit sad by the end of the season.

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italydiva

They say it will lose its leaves and look a bit sad but will spring back into life. Must admit I was a bit surprised by this Charlotte but I’m all for giving it a go, so will overwinter it in the cold frame and see what happens. 😊🤞 @charlotte

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charlotte

I have heard you can do this. Don't think Mr F could be persuaded to have half dead pepper plants in the house over winter !!!

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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italydiva

#gyo sweet pepper. I don’t have a greenhouse so I stated this off by my kitchen window. Problem with this was lack of pollination. So placed it outside in front of a mirror. The insects did their bit and the mirror intensified the effects of the sun and heat. As you can see, it’s worked a treat 😀 #tips #advice #sweet-pepper #mirror

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charlotte

They look great

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pelly

The mirror worked, yay 🎉🎉🎉

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dirtgirlworld

🙌😋 they look healthy

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italydiva

Thank you. I’m really pleased as I really wasn’t sure at one point that it would bear any produce 😀 @charlotte @pelly @dirtgirlworld

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brightcolours

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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italydiva

Thank you Katie! 😀 @brightcolours

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london148

They are going to taste wonderful . 🙂🙂

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italydiva

Hope so! It will be a first for me eating my own home grown peppers Debra 😀 @london148

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belindah

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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italydiva

Thank you Belinda! @belindah

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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italydiva

Let me reintroduce my pepper plant, who despite being previously catalogued as a chilli pepper is in fact a sweet pepper plant 🙈 Turns out the problem was lack of pollination from being grown indoors. The peppers have a long way to go before being ready for harvesting but they are certainly coming along nicely and there’s lots of them too 😀 #gyo

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charlotte

Looking good

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italydiva

Thank you Charlotte, I’m really pleased as I thought at one point it wouldn’t produce a single pepper 😊 @charlotte

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pelly

Mine aren't much further on than yours, they seem to have taken forever 🙄💚

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italydiva

I’ve put mine in front of the mirror in the garden in the hope it will reflect and magnify any heat from the sun...desperate measures! 😂 @pelly

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pelly

Great idea, mine are in the greenhouse but I put them out if there’s any sun ☀️

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italydiva

Sadly I don’t have a greenhouse, but I’ve just bought a coldframe. It might be worth seeing if it will fit in the coldframe overnight? 🤔 @pelly

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pelly

I'm sure it would help, the temperatures are dropping at night now 🌡

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