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    15 May 2012 Peppers 15 May 2012 Peppers
    Nine pepper plants were placed in the outdoor garden. Four California Wonder and five Pimento, both sweet types were available. The plants were purchased in flats and placed in individual containers to establish strong root structures for about ten days in the greenhouse. Peppers need an acidic soil or production is low or nil. I water periodically with vinegar during the season. A cup of vinegar in 20 litres of water was used for planting time watering. Some support was provided utilizing curved metal stakes from the dollar store, which I painted with Tremclad.
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    Interesting comment about the vinegar for the peppers. I'll have to try that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renmerc446 View Post
    Interesting comment about the vinegar for the peppers. I'll have to try that out.
    Do a few to have a control. The results can be spectacular. I once overdid it and killed small plants.
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    Thanks for the warning. Any type of vinegar in particular to use?

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    Make certain your soil is not already on the acidic side.
    I saved 100% by buying nothing. Best sale of the year.

    Think for yourself, question everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renmerc446 View Post
    Thanks for the warning. Any type of vinegar in particular to use?
    I just use the white store bought stuff, since it is usually in the house.
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    Ah, thanks! And thanks, Russ. Any way to determine acidity without having to track down a testing kit? I wouldn't know where to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renmerc446 View Post
    Ah, thanks! And thanks, Russ. Any way to determine acidity without having to track down a testing kit? I wouldn't know where to get one.
    Litmus paper from a hydroponic place or possibly a pet store. Probably overkill but gives some indication. Some nurseries might sell it, but I have never looked for litmus paper in recent years.
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