Pepper Harvest

Peppers of all types are suitable for container gardening. To avoid having to get down to ground level (due to mobility issues, to prevent weed growth and to manage them best) I tend to grow herbs, tomatoes and peppers in containers. My favorite are the ones made of felt.

Top tier has annual flower, the felt pots contain herbs like parsley, basil and cilantro.

A couple of years ago, I tried my hand at making chili pepper hot sauce. It was HOT but it was also quite delicious. I used it to marinate meats, season dishes and my husband used it like other hot sauces – which he tends to put on everything from eggs to SPAM! With the same goal in mind, this spring I planted a few different varieties of peppers.

Here is today’s harvest! There are still fruits on the plants that are ripening, but this is probably 80% of the peppers from the five varieties that I planted.

I’m going to try my hand at some sugar-free jalapeno jelly. I will use the poblanos in a dish – maybe a stir fry pork with peppers and onions. And, the hot sauce is made with yellow onions (for sweetness), apple cider vinegar and a bit of brown sugar substitute and a combination of the hot chilis and jalapenos.

One Comment on “Pepper Harvest

  1. Great post. The peppers are so colorful. I love the felt bags – such a great way to grow things. I have several large containers I use every year. Good luck on jalapeno jelly.

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