Sweet Peppers

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Could anybody please tell me how long sweet peppers take to germinate? I have sown the seeds about two weeks ago and had nothing. Also would it be worth trying some more.
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it have many steps to grow it. would you let me you steps?
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Are these seeds heated? Ideal germinating temps are 80-85F (27-29C) for peppers. Three to four weeks for germination is not uncommon.
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Cabbage Patch wrote:

It could take longer particularly if the soil is too cool. If it is much too cold they won't germinate at all.
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Sweet pepper is also known as the Bell Peppers. it covers a wide variety of mild peppers that, like the chile, belong to the capsicum family. The best known sweet peppers are bell peppers, named for their bell-like shape. They have a mild, sweet flavor and crisp juicy flesh. When young most bell peppers are a rich, bright green, but there are also yellow, orange, purple, red and brown bell peppers. Red bell peppers are green bell peppers that have ripened longer and are very sweet. The red heart-shaped pimiento is another popular sweet pepper. Pimientos are the familiar red stuffing found in green olives. Other sweet pepper varieties include cachucha, European sweet, bull horn, etc.
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What kind of brilliance is it to tell a gardening group the barest of basics about peppers?
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Garden plants have flowers and leaves and are green. They need sunshine and water. The ones you don't want are called weeds. You make a garden by having daddy do most of the work, and then mommy waters it, and I get to pick anything I want. we are doing this because
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Great, but you deal with the prattle, OK?
I agree that peppers are nice but the "bell pepper" type seems to take a lot of room in comparison to its yield. However, a grilled, freshly picked, red bell pepper is one of those things you should taste before you shuffle off this mortal coil. I had a horrible harvest last year because of our lack of heat. The local paper says that some gave up trying to grow tomatoes last year because it was so cool.
For many North Coast gardeners, the unthinkable happened last year. Rain and then a cool summer sucked the life out of many tomato vines. “I've talked to people who have given up on growing tomatoes because of last year,” said Dan Lehrer, who grows wholesale veggie starts at his Flatland Flower Farm outside Sebastopol. <http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110429/LIFESTYLE/110429439/1314/l ifestyle04?p=all&tc=pgall>
Fortunately, we are off to a good start. It's 79F today, and the rest of the week is predicted to be over 80F. I'll still be wrapping the tomatoes and peppers in clear plastic mulch, though.
Our squash, lettuce, potatoes, and cucumbers are in. I've been losing some potatoes, and I can't figure out what it is. There is chicken wire on the ground and cages over the plants. Rascally Raccoon doesn't like either, and I've spread a couple of cups of iron phosphate around, so I know it isn't snails and slugs. Something killed off most of our peas. I replaced the lost ones today and turned on the drip irrigation to check the system. Looks good to go.
Tomatoes came up kinda leggy. Putting them out in the cool didn't seem to help, but they are starting to show some life now.
That pretty much leaves the tomatoes, peppers, basil, beans, and corn to plant.
"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get" - Mark Twain
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Mark Twain could have not said it better!
I am off to a bad start here. I was late in getting my seeds going for Peppers. I have had very little success for peppers because of my short summer season. I had a long harsh winter that was way out of the ordinary. The snow ended two weeks ago a month past normal and now i have rain just about every other day. The ground is saturated with water. In Michigan Mid May to the End of May is the time everyone starts to plant. I need at least a two weeks of dry weather to even think about planting. Spotty rain in the forecast for each day this week.
It has also been much colder here. We are about ten degrees ferinheight below normal for the spring averages. Very little sunshine coming through my south windows. Typically my little T-5 grow lights use provide additional light that was sufficient for strong plants. So cloudy that my seedlings are on the spindly side. Now that I am on fixed income I am reluctant to buy more lights.
A single bell pepper is going for $2.50 each here in Michigan. They may not have the yield but I have feeling my meals this fall are going to be bland.
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I meant to mention that the honey bees, and the butterflies have engaged the the sage (Salvia officinalis), and our wisteria with a serious intent. The bees like the wild onions, too, but the wild onions are invasive (they'd probably see it as assertive).
A couple of suggestions for those who want to attract bees and butterflies.
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I see that you are in the UK - a friend who lives there tells me that the UK has had a really cold Spring. Even here in Australia I don't plant any of the pepper family until late Spring (inside in pots) or Summer (outside in warm soil) and even then I'm not disappointed if I don't get a harvest because I know they are heat lovers and my season can be a bit short givne that I live in a tableland cold climate.
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Usually, we have rain in June every 10 years. We've had raine in June each of the last 3 years. We've just had a day and a half of good rain, and on Friday, it's supposed to be 92F (33C). Grapes were just finishing there flowering. Good weather for mold.
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