[Market-farming] Peppers in High Tunnels

jay sleichter jaysleichter at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 17 12:09:59 EST 2009

Thanks for the info. How tall did your peppers get?  I am planning on using cages and a florida weave system.  

What varieties/types did you grow?  

I also noticed that you work at a school by your email address.  What do you do at a school.   I am a middle school math teacher, that is why I asked.

--- On Tue, 2/17/09, Wiediger, Alison <alison.wiediger at hart.kyschools.us> wrote:
From: Wiediger, Alison <alison.wiediger at hart.kyschools.us>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Peppers in High Tunnels
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 10:05 AM

 You might want to plan on supporting them some way also.  It's amazing
how tall they get in a high tunnel, and with an heavy fruit set, they'll
need support.

Alison Wiediger, Au Naturel Farm

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I think you'll be okay with that spacing. But I think you might be able
to better utilize space in the tunnel with twin rows 18" apart and the
plants offset in each row. The twin row centers can be 54-60" apart so
you can make maximum use of available space in the tunnel. If you're
growing big varieties like poblanos, you may need to spread the distance
a bit. Most varieties fit into that spacing well.


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