Saturday, October 13, 2012

Oh, the peppers!!

While the garden was, for the most part, pretty challenging, and not as productive as I would have liked it to be, one of the things that did great was the peppers.

We've had peppers to eat, peppers to give away, peppers to use in canning and peppers that (unfortunately) went bad because we just couldn't eat anymore peppers.  I did get worried at one point not too long ago though.  I had told most of the girls that I wanted to leave the cayenne peppers on the plants to turn red so I could dry them, but then the one person I didn't tell was the one out picking a couple of weeks ago, and she picked all the long green ones.  I was afraid the others wouldn't have enough time to finish growing and turn red before it turned off cold.  My fear was unfounded.
This is only a portion of the string of peppers.  It's quite long.  We just use regular thread and put the needle through the green cap, close to the top of the pepper.  If you ever wanted to do it for decorative purposes, you could string the peppers closer together, but I wanted them to dry as quickly as possible, so Bre left spaces between the peppers.  Once they are dry, we'll be able to grind them up and store them in an airtight container.

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  1. I Know Right! Peppers did awesome. As did our pumpkins, which is the first time ever that they have done so well. As for everything else... it was average.
    Nice tips on the peppers though, Thanks!

    1. Your very welcome. And yes - SO many peppers. For us though, the okra was the other champion producer. We finally just had to quit picking it and ultimately pull them up. You can only fit so much stuff in the freezer.

    2. Sorry - that should be, You're very welcome. It must be time for bed.

  2. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

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    The Chicken Chick