A non-commercial guide to organic gardening in the mid-Atlantic states, with some specifics to central Virginia..and some information applicable across the country! Or to other time zones! Across the seas! Who knew?
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." Thomas Jefferson
Central Virginia Organic Gardener
"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wedesday Lagniappe*: A Heck of a Peck of Peppers
Every garden season is different and different plants do well each season. Last year was "eggplant palooza" and I harvested tons of eggplant. This year, my peppers are going crazy, and I usually have only fair to middlin' luck with them. I planted and potted anchos, bells and pimentos and am being reward with lots of them! I find the easiest thing to do with peppers to preserve them is to wash, de-seed, slice and freeze them on a cookie sheet. I put them in a one-gallon, resealable plastic bag. Over the winter, I simply pull out what I need to pop the rest back into the freezer. This is good for fleshy, thick-walled sweet peppers. I intend to treat my anchos differently, to roast them whole and freeze them. When I grow other chilies, I string them together in a ristra (bundle) and hang them to dry in a dark closet.