Spozed to wear gloves when slicing these peppers so I bought these supposedly tough gloves.
I gotta say, If you're gonna have a garden, peppers are the easiest because they are not bothered by insects nor fungus, and you can make a really decent easily stored amendment for use a year off into the future.
...kept me out of my garden for a week or two in early September. When I returned I found an unkempt horrible unmanageable weedy Mess, and that was the end of this year’s garden!
Yeah, know, I need new bowls! Heard it all before. They came with the house!
Pick a sweltering hot blazingly sunny day. Leave work early. Pop a bud light lime open, stop by the catnip plant for a while. Place earbuds in and get to work. Pick twenty pounds of cayenne peppers, get jalapeños and habaneros. Trudge back down to the kitchen.
Boil peppers for half an hour, let cool, blend into sauce then back into the pot to simmer for half an hour. Bottle it in wide mouth for ease of pouring.
Wash leaves/rip them into one inchish-sized pieces/dry/place on cookie sheet/lightly sprinkle olive oil+salt+hot pepper sprinkles. Put in 350f for twelve to fifteen minutes till barely crispy then eat like potato chips
This was my first ever batch for breakfast this morning but I don’t think I baked it long enough. Better luck next time! It’s harder to cook whilst hungry!
Bottom leaves are turning yellowish (I need more fertilizer), and the yearly spots are developing again. Time to spray!
CHEAP!!! CHEAP Chinese cheap products. I hate the fact that our country cares at all about doing business with that awful country. Everything that we buy/sell is made there. I see no quality in 99% of their products- CHEAP- no wonder their stuff is less expensive. Made by almost slave labor, some of it child labor, with few environmental control. I can drive an American made steel post into the ground with no fear that it's going to crumple under the stress like the cheap Chinese one. Add to that the abominable environmental carnage the Chinese have exacted on animal populations around the world, and it makes one thoroughly anti-Chinese.
Today I came home to an almost dead garden
This is what happens when you get too confident and cocky. You CANT TURN YOUR BACK on the garden. Water, weeds, bugs, maintenance- all needs to be done ALL THE TIME. This issue makes me respect our migrant workers who go from state to state working for next to nothing doing the work Lazy Fat Americans look down their noses at (but would starve to death if these ‘second class’ citizens didn’t exist). It takes brains and muscles to do this work, not to mention a godly work ethic. Where would we be without them? They’re mostly extremely poor Mexicans and others. We totally take advantage of them, like they are slaves. Our cowardly president knows nothing about these great people, as he spews racial hatred in every other speech. I’m extremely agitated when I think of this issue- enough to the point where I would join an effort to get that asshole out of Washington- send him back home where he is hated also. The sooner the better!!!
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.