Sunday, 10 June 2012

Pepper Time

We have 17 pepper plants in the garden this year, which, now that I think about it, seems a bit excessive.  We have what I like to call, "Pepper Row" planted on the south perimeter of the garden with most of the peppers.  There is one that is supposed to grow quite tall that is in with the tomatoes.  There are also 2 on the patio in pots.

They include the following:
  • Lemon Drop (we tried these from my brother's garden last year.  They were yummy!)
  • Serrano Tampequino
  • Catarina
  • Chichimeca hot
  • Aji omnicolor
  • Aji amarillo
  • Satan's kiss
  • Brazilian Star Fish
The two on the patio are:
  • Sweet Cute Stuff
  • Tobago Seasoning
These are supposed to be especially good to raise in pots so we are going to try it this year.  I have read that you can bring pepper plants inside over the winter and they will do great, even keep their fruit, and be ready to go back on the patio next year.  We will try this with these two peppers and perhaps a few of the others if we like them.  Imagine, having peppers all year round?

These are all from the Hugo Feed Mill & Hardware Store.  They offered around 200 different kinds of specialty peppers difficult to find anywhere else.

We also have a few more traditional peppers that we purchased at the plant sale:
  • Thai Dragon
  • Jalapeno (2)
  • Gypsy
  • Poblano Ancho
  • Lady Bell (2)
Some of these peppers are hot and some are mild, and I have a couple of bell peppers planted for good measure.

Maybe we'll have to have a pepper tasting party to try them all out!

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