Garden 2014 ~ 65 days from setting out transplants. The perfect pickling pepper, Sweet Pickle looks as good as it tastes with colorful "Christmas tree light" fruits of yellow, orange, red, and even purple! Plant an extra bush or two in containers just for their beauty!! These peppers are about 2 inches long, tapering to a blunt end.
Pepper Mucho Nacho Hybrid. This jumbo, 4-inch Jalapeno pepper is ideal for stuffing, pickling, or serving fresh. Much heavier and fatter than others, it packs extra thick-walled, juicy goodness into every fruit, and is mild enough for children and other tender tongues!
How to have much more peppers from your pepper plants: “sprinkle the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a sprinkle bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That offers the pepper plant an increase of magnesium that is necessary at blooming period to make fruit. Spray them again Ten days later and in a few weeks, and you will own much more peppers than you can consume.”
Surprisingly, both cilantro and basil freeze very well. After cutting the leaves, preferably in the early morning while they are freshest, we mix them with a small amount of olive oil... just enough to coat the leaves. They are then packed into freezer bags and frozen for later use. The olive oil makes it really easy to separate the frozen leaves and also adds an extra flavor to the mix.