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Things Are Growing!

My little garden – such as it is – is pretty much planted for this year.  Among other things, I grow a few peppers in pots on my deck.  This year I’m growing Ancho/Poblano, Corno di Torno and Thai Dragons.  I may add one more variety but really I already have more than I need.  The Thai Dragon (above) is already showing off little babies.  I love this plant –  it seems to always be very prolific and the peppers are one of my favorites.  They dry really well.  And while they are very hot if you add just a little to any dish it will just add a little extra dimension of interest without really adding heat.  At least not that you are aware of. 
  1. Unknown permalink
    05-Jun-2007 11:33 am

    I\’m so happy the weather\’s finally warm enough to plant! I\’m really getting into my culinary garden this year, again. Did you start from seed or did you use starter plants?

  2. Unknown permalink
    05-Jun-2007 11:35 am

    I thought it would use my Windows Live settings, but it didn\’t…that comment was from me. :)-Sally

  3. Culinary permalink
    05-Jun-2007 7:21 pm

    Hey SallySimpleton!  Nice to hear from you!  I mostly use starts to get a bit of a jump on the season. I don\’t plant that much.  Most of my herbs are perennials or evergreens so they are there year-round.  "Billy" at the U-Dist Farmer\’s market is who I buy some of my tomatoes and peppers from.  The rest come from Swanson\’s or Home Depot. :-)  I don\’t have a good indoor space for starting my own.  However, for things like the basil I buy a couple of plants and then do a planter or two from seed also.  The first one tides me over until the seeds are ready. 

  4. Patricia permalink
    05-Jun-2007 7:23 pm

    So, how much sun do your peppers get? We\’ve been toying with growing peppers on our west facing Seattle patio, but I have always been worried they just won\’t take.

  5. Culinary permalink
    05-Jun-2007 10:19 pm

    Hi Patricia!
    My peppers are on my deck which is on the south side of my house so they basically get sun most of the day – probably 12 hours or so.  However, I read somewhere that when something requires "full sun" it really means 4 hours of sun, I think.  If I were you I\’d give it a try – you can get plants for as little as $2 or $3 so it would be worth a shot!
    ~ B

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