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The 'Fish' Pepper

One of the first seeds to germinate this week in the greenhouse was a plant that I have been looking forward to growing all winter. I was reading through seed catalogs this winter when I came across a really cool hot pepper with variegated fruits and leaves, called the ‘Fish’ pepper. 206 more words

Plants

The Fish Pepper

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting heirloom plants growing in our Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History with ties to the FOOD in the Garden theme of the week. 415 more words

Horticulture

Fish Pepper

A while ago I visited Monticello, home of our third president Thomas Jefferson. The gift shop had various heirloom seeds from the garden, so I bought a few. 208 more words

Container

Hybrid vigor in pepper seedlings

Hybrid vigor, or heterosis, is a poorly understood process from a genetic standpoint, but it’s one that plant breeders exploit quite successfully.  Simply put, they cross two varieties of a plant, then grow out the children called the F1 generation.  361 more words

General Discussion

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 7/15/13

It’s been a drier week in my garden the past seven days. We had a chance to dry out from the deluge, and we got a nice steady rain (one inch) Saturday, so I didn’t have to water anything (other than my potted plants). 566 more words

Garden Updates: Weekly Pictures

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 7/8/13

Well, the long weekend is over. I used it to get some much needed rest as well as work on some changes to this website. (I’m hoping to have all the changes in place by month end.) We did get a few more rain storms over the weekend – like we needed more rain! 681 more words

Garden Updates: Weekly Pictures

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 6/10/13

I’m happy to say that all my plants survived the rain last week. The hydrangeas actually loved it. (See picture above.) I cleaned up all the dead branches that fell in the yard and saved them for kindling in the fire pit. 485 more words

Garden Updates: Weekly Pictures