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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ripening Indoor Peppers

The indoor cayenne pepper plant has been busy ripening its peppers.  These peppers had been green for so long, I was really starting to doubt  that they would ever turn red.  But a couple of weeks after I first brought this plant indoors, the peppers started turning red one by one, and now they are beautiful.



Many of these peppers are ripe enough to be picked, but Keith wants to leave them on the plant because they look so pretty.  I have to admit, this colorful pepper plant is definitely brightening up this corner of the living room.  I'm really hoping that this plant can overwinter indoors without much trouble, so that it could grow even more foliage and peppers next year.

20 comments:

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, that is pretty!! How do they taste? Is it super spicy?

thyme2garden said...

meemsnyc - thank you! These are pretty spicy peppers. I'm still not convinced that the ripe red ones are much hotter than the green unripe ones, but I haven't done a side-by-side "scientific" comparison yet. We pretty much treat the ripe ones same as the unripe ones, and they seem to be on similar levels of hotness.

Dan Owen said...

That is one beautiful pepper plant. I would not have thought that they would do so well indoors. I hope you're planning to keep them over the winter.

Dan said...

That is one nice looking pepper plant! They can grow to huge bushes. Makes me think I should bring in one of mine... :-)

Frugal Gardener said...

I have a check list for this weekend that includes bringing in one or two of my pepper plants. I'm interested to see how yours does over the winter.

kitsapFG said...

Peppers can definitely be kept indoors over winter but be sure it get's lots of sun exposure - perhaps even carting it outside to soak up sunshine on warmer days. They will get sickly and die if they do not get a lot of sunshine and indoor conditions usually don't measure up to that demand.

thyme2garden said...

Dan Owen - we'll definitely keep the pepper plant indoors over the winter. I haven't decided if/when I should harvest all the ripe peppers, though.

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Dan - Thank! I'm hoping that this plant survive this winter and keep growing bigger every year!

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Frugal Gardener - I hope you got a chance to bring yours in this weekend! I'll post a few pepper updates throughout the winter.

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kitsapFG - yeah, I am worried that this plant is not getting enough sunlight, even next to a south-facing window. It's not a bad idea to bring it outside on warmer days.

Tamara said...

Hi - I like the title of your blog. These look like they're doing great indoors. They certainly look like they add vibrant colours to the scene. I dont grow these because many friends do and we swap veggies - but I'm liking the colours indoors.

thyme2garden said...

Tamara - thank you! I think it's a great idea to do veggie swaps, but I don't know anyone in my area to swap - I would if I could!

debiclegg said...

I love the color the pepper plant brings inside.

Diana (Di) said...

The plant looks mighty healthy! We picked the last of our Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers this last week; it would be nice to have one growing in the winter. You have given me incentive to try. Thanks.

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