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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Garden Party - All About the Peppers

We like peppers, here at zentCasa.  This year we are growing a lot of varieties of peppers.  From sweet to hot, here they are:

Sweet Red Bell Peppers (not quite red yet)

Sweet Orange Bell Peppers (not quite orange yet)

Poblano (still just a baby pobalano)

Hot Banana Pepper (just about ready to hotten up dinner)

Turning up the heat with a couple of cayenne peppers (waiting for them to turn red)

We've got a whole bunch of green jalapenos...

... and a few (hotter) red ones

A little baby habanero!

Scotch Bonnet.  Red.  One day.

Scotch Bonnet.  Orange.  I hope.

Ghost!  And yes, it will be scary.

And the hottest of all - the Scorpion Pepper!

Imagine the heat at our house in a few months!  I think we'll have plenty to freeze to last us through the winter.

And I just had to show you our newest little guy -

Never have tomatoes been so babied.  I hope it will be worth it soon!

Check back next week to see what else we're up to in the garden - in the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

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  1. Hi Susan: Oh, what a glorious pepper harvest you are going to have! I think peppers are some of the most beautiful vegetables as well--so sleek and shiny and architectural-looking. I have 2 'Thor' sweet Italian frying peppers at the green stage, but that's about it for pepper production at the moment. I've got all the eggplant and peppers under a plastic hoop house, and they shot up under there--they love their heat, as you can provide naturally in San Diego. Take care, and have a great week!

  2. Susan- Everything is looking great! Soon you will be loaded with fresh peppers to use. My peppers are much smaller but they are slowly coming along.

  3. Wow, I thought our chile garden was vast, but yours takes the cake! What do you do with all the peppers?
    Mrs. Petrie @

  4. We have peppers such a deep purple they almost look black. No idea what kind they are.

  5. Wow, nice variety! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to start some new pepper seedlings right now :) I realized the 3 small plants we have are not producing enough to satisfy our table, good thing we have a long growing season!