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#1 of 2 Old 06-04-2002, 10:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Lo and behold I was out inspecting my garden this evening and there is a PEPPER. A beautiful green bell pepper measuring about 1.5x1.5 inches. My question is, when do I pick it? How fast will it grow now?

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited about this. I've never had a vege garden before and when I lost my baby in January, I buried it out back where my garden was to be and I call it baby's garden and this is my beautiful memorial. So the first fruits of my labor (and grief) have arrived and this is really special to me.

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How awesome! I share your excitement. I grew 10 or 12 string beans this year and you'd have thought I invented gardening I was so thrilled! I think this is a great way to pay tribute to your dear babe. Almost everyone here knows more about gardening than I do, but my basic answer would be, pick it when it looks ready and you are ready to use it. Also, keep a sharp eye out for snails and other garden snackers. They have been waiting for this too!
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