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    question on growing bell peppers

    first time i have grown them. I have golden bells growing right now. do you leave them on the plant until they turn from green to yellow? or do you pick them early and let them ripen on your counter?

    i am also growing purple beauties. how in the world do you know when they are ready? they are purple from the get go. i picked on last week and it didn't taste good at all.



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    This early in the year and they are probably still a little tough. I've got full sized peppers as well but I am going to keep them on the plant until they start to crack a little.

    BTW, are you a former Rugby player at ISU? I used to live on Clark Ave next to the house.



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    first time i have grown them. I have golden bells growing right now. do you leave them on the plant until they turn from green to yellow? or do you pick them early and let them ripen on your counter?

    i am also growing purple beauties. how in the world do you know when they are ready? they are purple from the get go. i picked on last week and it didn't taste good at all.
    You can download the pdf of this Extension publication Peppers, PM1888 at no charge.
    https://store.extension.iastate.edu/...ProductID=5479



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    When you grow "Ghost Peppers" let me know



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave2010 View Post
    When you grow "Ghost Peppers" let me know
    That's the gift that keeps on giving.



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    This early in the year and they are probably still a little tough. I've got full sized peppers as well but I am going to keep them on the plant until they start to crack a little.

    BTW, are you a former Rugby player at ISU? I used to live on Clark Ave next to the house.
    Yes indeed. i lived in that house. we lost our entire $4,000 deposit from that place.



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    when they ding, they're ready


    read this post quickly - it might not last long

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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    Yes indeed. i lived in that house. we lost our entire $4,000 deposit from that place.
    ouch



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    when they ding, they're ready
    Obligatory "ding fries are done" video or gif in 5...4...3...



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    Re: question on growing bell peppers

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    Yes indeed. i lived in that house. we lost our entire $4,000 deposit from that place.
    Haha, our house turned into an eviction notice as well, I don't think Rey Rey really cared about moving though as he had some choice words for old man Hatfield.

    I also run into Ike about once every other year. Last time was at the 2010 football game in College Station, TX.



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