Sharing a little glimpse of my garden that makes me happy.
Wishing you a very peaceful day.
Once again this year, I’ll be sharing little glimpses of our gardens. Although so much is growing all the time, there is always a little moment every week that makes me smile extra wide and this is what I want to share with you.
Now this puts a big smile on my face. We have never, and I do mean NEVER been able to grow a single pepper. Whether it be hot, mild, colored, green… We would start plants, they would be minuscule (even after 6-8 weeks indoors) when planting season would come and they would just die within a few weeks. Last year, we gave up on them all together. But this year, we figured ONE MORE TRY!
Boy, are we ever glad we did. A few adjustments : We started them 10 weeks ahead. We had already talked about the possibility of them flowering inside and hand pollinating if it came to it but it never did. We also panted them in much bigger containers straight off the bat so we wouldn’t have to move them around so much. It all worked out wonderfully. We had nursery stock looking plants by the time late-May came around and they’ve been in the ground ever since.
As you can see, I don’t think getting a few peppers will be too hard this year! These are Friariello Di Napoli Peppers, traditional Italian frying peppers. They look like hot peppers but are very sweet and mild and are supposedly excellent when pickled and we are a house that LOVES pickled peppers in our sandwiches. We started about 12 plants, gave a few away and ended up with 8 in the ground. Right now, they all have a minimum of 10-12 flowers each and 4 of them have peppers already. This is the most impressive.
Unfortunately, not knowing if we would be successful or not, we kind of put all our peppers together which means we will not be able to collect seeds this year and expect the same results. But we have a few seeds left and believe me, if they turn out as wonderful as we expect, we will be isolating them next year and we will be saving our seeds from now on.
How is your garden growing?