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Green peppers...

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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My green peppers don't look like the ones in the store.  LOL!  So I'm not sure if they are ready to eat or not.  They are very big, but long.  How do I know when they are ready to eat?

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michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Aug. 12, 2009 at 8:39 PM

If they're green, they're ready to eat!  When green peppers actually ripen they'll turn a different color depending on the variety.

You probably don't have the same variety that is commercially grown for the stores. The variety I chose this year is different from last year's and the peppers are longer rather than fat.

Jules5077
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 10:30 PM

That's how mine look.  I'm going to try them tomorrow!  I can't wait. 

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'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.' 
So - if you give her crap, you will receive more shit than any one human being can handle!

jewjewbee
by on Aug. 13, 2009 at 9:53 AM

the grocery stores usually sell a common variety of the sweet green bell. they are very thick walled in the stores and i  have never been able to get my peppers to look like that either. even growing the same variety. mine always grow thin walled and long, and change color earlier than i ever expect. my sister grows sweet green bell peppers in Miracle Grow Potting Soil only and her other vegetables in just her garden dirt. She swears by it, and low and behold always has green peppers that look exactly like the ones in the grocery stores.

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