It's the last day of February and my urban farm is covered in a blanket of snow. Fortunately, I'm still enjoying the veggies of last year's efforts.
Last April I planted a few peat pots of pepper seeds---three pots of Carmen Hybrid, a sweet pepper with long, six-inch horn-shaped fruits; and three pots of "Yummy," a petite 2-inch sweet snack pepper. I nursed these seedling indoors for several weeks, then moved them outdoors into large containers. They remained container plants all season, and I could move them into sunshine and away from the squirrels and chipmunks, who help themselves a little too often.
Since last year's crop was so succcessful, I've started Carmen and Yummy again this spring. The peat pots are currently under lights in the chicken brooder (which is without chickens, of course). When the new chicks arrive in a month, I'll transfer the peppers to the greenhouse, which I hope will remain above freezing. I'm planning to keep the peppers in containers again this year. Why mess with a good thing?