This morning I spent a couple of hours planting the last of my salsa plants for the year. I have twelve pepper plants in the ground, and three tomato plants in containers.
I have eight plants in my front bed, six of which are visible in this photo.
Four more plants are in the back, near my recently-planted Arborvitae at the north end of my property
The tomatoes were a spur-of-the moment decision, and will supposedly thrive in the pots.
The pepper plants are as follows:
1 Red Cherry
1 Kung Pao
1 Hungarian Wax
1 Pimienta “Cowhorn”
2 Anaheim TMR 23
2 Super Cayenne II
The tomatoes are as follows:
1 Amish paste tomato
2 San Marzano paste tomatoes
That’s right: twelve pepper plants this year. I had three last year, and they did amazingly well in containers. This year I wanted something a little more aesthetically pleasing, as well as manageable, considering my limited space. I do not expect all of them to thrive, but the ones that do bear fruit at the end of summer will help me to learn where to plant things next year.
I have a couple of unused containers left over from last year, so if I find any more interesting/promising pepper seedlings, I may put them to some use.