Tuesday, August 31, 2010


My efforts at growing food have been rather hit or miss. I had big, beautiful tomato plants one year that yielded exactly no tomatoes. There were the potatoes that were comparable in size to bottle caps. Even had ears of corn that had few enough kernels that they could be counted on your finger. Right now the yard is consumed by a plant that we're not 100% sure what it is. We think we planted it.

But the peppers were a success! I had to keep moving them inside and out. They tried to die from the heat several times. The leaves hung much like wet tissue paper but came back with the introduction of water and being brought inside. After finding a fairly shady spot out front they managed to survive fairly happily. They even produced what the package said they would. Those pepper things in the picture above. There's at least three more still growing.

They taste much like green bell peppers. A little less flavor, a little more kick. That's about it.

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