Life and Times of our Peppers


Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

It’s that time again when I start another harvest of the peppers. That’ll be the 3rd to date this season – maybe 2 more, who knows….

Seems ages ago since I planted out for this crop.





They are pretty happy little veggie; not requiring much in the way of TLC, just watering every 3 days, spraying for whitefly and red spider (after picking from all the plants) maybe twice in the whole 6 month season and perhaps tieing up to a stake when they get towards autumn.






We usually grow 6-7 varieties, from tiny hot little mama’s to sweet red or green salad peppers, and a few variants in-between. It’s plenty for us for at least.






Apart from those we use fresh, a few are dried whole, but most are chopped into 1cm chunks, and then either frozen in bags or sun-dried and stored loose and dry. We can use them in all sorts of meals right through until next year’s first crop harvests in about early July.






14 thoughts on “Life and Times of our Peppers

  1. swamiyesudas says:

    That makes my mouth Water, Brother Spike! And does things to my Ears, too! …Unfortunately, of late, Almost All Green Chilies have become Tasteless of late. They seem to take the good ones for drying, for selling that state, and to make powder. Kudos on Your Gardening Expertise!


  2. dayphoto says:

    Now…please give us recipes that you love to use so we can experiment at home. Since we live in western Colorado our foods here (recipes) all have a south west sort of twist to it….peppers being a main for Mexican foods.



  3. joannesisco says:

    I too loved the sequence of pictures from planting to harvest. For the first time I really appreciated how rocky your soil is. I know you’ve mentioned your challenges before but it became really obvious to me in this set of pictures. I admire your green thumb!


  4. Sue Slaght says:

    Love the time lapse of the pepper!


  5. The Rider says:

    My planting season has begun, a packet of bell peppers went into the planting bags this morning… yours looks hot…


  6. shez says:

    There’s nothing like fresh veggies from the garden–and I love crisp fresh peppers! Growing up we always a huge garden and had sweet peppers and jalapeños in everything!


  7. lulu says:

    Your pepper crop sounds like my lettuce….abundant!


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