Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Plants for Hanging Baskets - Part IV

Republished from my blog gardeningbytes.com.

Plant up a basket of brightly colored chiles for your kitchen. Hang your chile basket near the back door for eacy access to your chiles. Smaller chiles are hotter, choose hotter or milder chiles to fill your basket. Plant up a few varieties of small peppers with an herb like cilantro for a colorful kitchen basket. Plant one variety or two or three varieties together in the basket depending on the size of the pepper plant. There are also brightly colored ornamental chile plants available in nurseries if you just want color in your basket. Choose your chiles using this helpful list with information and pictures of chili peppers, and a link at the end of the page to the scoville scale of peppers. This site has a beginner's guide to growing chiles and plenty of information to get you started.

Ancho
Anaheim
Cayenne
Cherry
Chile de Arbol
Guajillo
Habenero
Jalepeno
Passilla
Pepperoncini
Poblano
Serrano
Mini bell peppers
Ornamental peppers
Tabasco

Hanging baskets need the same attention as container plants, water them regularly as they dry out quickly and are often dried out from wind where they are positioned.

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