Yeah, but people where I live use short cultivars that only need 60-100 days to maturity. I started my stuff in Feb-Mar. Everyone is planting this week. I've had my stuff in the ground for over a month. The pay off for me is a larger yield. Besides, you can grow peppers indoors and overwinter them very easily where you may get 1-2 crops of peppers indoors. With row covers you can easily extend the end of your season by 1-3 zones.
Funny thing with Hardiness Zone info, it is almost never correct it seems. Where I live, the temps are actually Zone 4, but listed as Zone 5 by the USDA, yet listed as Zone 6 by major plant/seed companies like Burpee and the like. This pic for instance is way off too. I just say screw it and toss on row covers.>>1518796>think i can get any yield at end of summer with these tiny guys i posted above?
Of course. Once they are in the ground and properly fertilized and attended to they will flourish. You'll have a good harvest.>>1518830
Does is stink or does it get slimy? That's the main indicators of a major problem. FYI, I just realized you are using a white bucket. You can't use whit plastic for hydroponics. It lets way too much light into the water. That causes all manner of problems from microbes to algae growth and root rot. Wrap it in aluminum foil to make it light tight without needing to search for a black bucket. Since the plant is a nightshade, you can always divide up the top as cuttings and propagate those. That will bypass root rot before the tops go bad. That is your last resort so don't do it unless you must.>>1518841
Get a back pack and carry potted plants with you.