Pointers for growing persnickety peppers

If you've become exasperated trying to make peppers thrive in Oregon's short-lived growing season, don't give up hope just yet.

Brooke Edmunds, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, has a few pointers on cultivating those persnickety peppers.

Your first decision involves choosing which varieties to plant. With peppers, you can select from a veritable cornucopia of options, Edmunds said. The bell pepper group, for example, includes about 200 varieties. Before getting overwhelmed, consider your end result, she advised.

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