So, this lady I work with has a very successful home garden (or so she represents) and one day she told me that she had way too many chive plants and asked if I wanted one. I said sure, but I secretly knew that me and plants don't get along. Once a plant moves in with me, it has about 1 month to live. So, I placed this plant in my apartment window, and low and behold, these things are growing like weeds! I can't believe how quickly they grow.
The chives have given me what is realistically probably a false sense of a green thumb. But right now I'm convinced I have one. So I impulse bought a jalapeno plant at the grocery store. And week 1, success. it hasn't died.
But I live in a small apartment in the city, and I only have this one window that gets plently of sunlight that works for growing. Right now it looks like I have 3 small jalapeno plants in a square planter that I'm guessing is approximately 4" x 4". Sources on the internet say the plants could eventually grow to be 3 feet high. Has anyone successfully grown jalapeno plants? Do they need like a cage or something to hold them up, or are the stalks strong enough to support themselves?
I'll try to update weekly on the status of my plant. I'll upload some pictures later. ;;)