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High-Prana Food Cravings, and Burapa Pepper Rescue

There was some gardening action this weekend. Our Thai Burapa hot pepper plants, which I started from seed in June and kept in their original pot, have become so gigantic that they needed watering twice a day. Big plants in too-small pots are a bother: the root systems become packed, and the growing plants water needs are relentless, so you end up watering constantly, and that’s a pain. Another bad part of this is that if you do miss a watering, the plant goes thirsty and limp very quickly. Sure, you can reconstitute it with a deep watering, but the stress of going dry and limp before watering wears on a plants’ stamina, and its vitality – and productivity – will be affected. Plus, being thirsty is a terrible feeling.
So, we dragged the heavy pot to the garden, dug a deep hole, and carefully transferred the Burapa plants into the ground. Then, we did the same with our Thai basil, which has also grown to an impressive size and was drying out in its pot a lot. We gave both a dose of nitr…

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