Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jalapeño Plant 20-Days Progress

I am starting to get a little worried that the pot might not be big enough. I didn't realize each plant should have been in its own pot until a few days after I planted them and I read that it might be too late to separate them now.

 Well, hopefully they continue to do well. I think this is one needy little plant...but at the same time I am glad it lets me know its needs right away. The leaves start wilting when I need to water it and so far it has been needing water every other day. I don't want to underwater it so I give it plenty and then let the excess water drain out.

You can't see it very well in these pics, but they have a few flowers growing, hope that means the jalapeños are soon to come!


  1. Very cool blog, and great first year garden! Fun, isn't it? I bet you could pull your jalapenos plants apart...but don't take my word for it since I am a newbie too. I had 2 jalapeno plants in one pot (starter from the store) and I pulled them apart...gently. They seem to be doing fine. I guess another thing you could do is to transfer them all into a bigger container. I have a neighbor that grows 4 jalapenos in one huge container every year and the plants always look healthy.

    1. Thank you. Yes, it is a lot of fun! I am already thinking of what we will plant next year. I really appreciate the advice. I think I will start looking for a pot to transfer them to. :) If possible, I will separate them, but if not, hopefully they turn out OK like your neighbor's plants.

      Thanks again!


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