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That all changes when he re-pots the peppers again into five-gallon buckets as soon as the temps warm up again.

“I do everything in stages,” Burrish explained. “I slowly acclimate them to outdoor living.

To help his fatalii plants grow, he’ll water them with magnesium-fortified H2O. 

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“Epsom salt works well,” Burrish said.

So does supplementing potting soil with plenty of good compost.

“I keep adding compost to a bin I keep in my backyard,” Burrish said. “Any food scrap or brush will do.”

On this day, he was mushing around