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We overwintered a Jalapeno and Impala Pepper plant. They were doing pretty well until around March, but I think they are dead now. Will leave them outside in the warm weather for a couple weeks and see what happens.

The bonsai on the left is my newer one. My original did not survive, but fortunately Bonsai Bar lets you attend again and receive a free replacement tree.

What would we like to improve upon this year?

Last spring it went out on 5/18 and pretty much sat there in chilly temps for two weeks or so.
Powdery Mildew was an issue
Had some disease when we went away. An easy one to fix, we shall see this year.

Vegetable garden
Do a better job hardening off plants. We lost a few last year.
Formally measure out and distance the rows this year
Hook up a hose next to the vegetable garden so we can water at the same time with two hosses
More stakes on the Florida Weave for the determinate tomatoes
Skip blood meal as animals got those transplants
We had a lot of cracking on the Sweet 100 tomatoes last year. Lots of summer rain too. Growing the Super Sweet 100s this year which are newer and apparently are more crack resistant.

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