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Old 04-16-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I tried peppers once and had NO luck with them so I never tried again. Not sure about other people. I think further south in the state they grow them commercially. I love green chiles but end up buying them freshly roasted rather than growing my own. Pueblo has a chile and frijole festival in the late summer and they have locally grown chiles there. I get my roasted green chile fix there, or sometimes pick some up in Santa Fe when I am down there. Also Spencers nursery roasts them in late summer.

I have also never tried growing watermelons.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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I've never tried peppers myself in Colorado, but I imagine they'd grow in patio pots with regular watering like tomatoes even if the native garden soil is no good for them. They're both in the same family and have similar culture requirements.

I don't think watermelon would grow here -- it needs a long growing season, plenty of heat, and plenty of water. If you want to try it, look for one of the smaller varieties that doesn't take so long to ripen.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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I've grown peppers in patio pots successfully. I've also grown watermelon - they do take a lot of water, and some years we seem to run out of time - they're a bit harder than pumpkins.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Just put out more onion sets. Those from a month ago are starting to show above the soil now. I also just put out beet seeds. Hopefully they will be ok this early. Later on (maybe in a month) will be planting kohlrabi, green beans and pattypan squash and some herbs.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:11 PM
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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You can grow peppers. I, personally, have not had much luck on the north end of town (at about 6400 feet). I think it just doesn't get hot enough, though it's warm enough for tomatoes to do pretty well. The further south/lower elevation you are, the better luck you will have. I always get some peppers, but the yield is low enough that I've found it better to devote the space to things that do better in my microclimate.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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The beet seeds I put out a month ago are just now starting to sprout - I guess it took a while for the soil to warm up enough for them. Will be planting pattypan squash and kohlrabi this week.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Think greens and squash. Check out: CSU Extension in El Paso County
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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Well...hail wiped out our garden already. We had plans of hail/bird/squirrel proofing very soon but Mother Nature didn't wait .
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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Yeah it just took out my car while I was on the Interstate today - that was the heaviest hail I've ever driven in - it was so thick that the road and all cars, anything outside, just disappeared, and it was so loud. Dents all over the car and chips in the windshield and broke my windshield wipers. Glad that it didn't actually break the glass! I have some seeds I've been meaning to plant, and I hadn't got around to it, and I was starting to think maybe it is too late to start - but Colorado, you just never know.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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Yup. Just put my garden in yesterday. It looks like my seeds will be okay but my seedlings have been decimated. Luckily I walked to work today. Co-workers didn't fare so well with their vehicles. Eh, now I have more room in the garden to try again. It IS Colorado, after all.
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