It worked! You might remember the picture of the little hoop house I decided to grow my peppers under this year. That, combined with red plastic mulch, starting them from seed early, and using a heat mat (plus keeping them on the heat mat until it was time to plant) produced this after a two weeks of below normal temperatures and a full week of rain:
Can you say roasted red peppers?
And I got a slew of the mini sweet peppers. They have hardly any seeds and are so easy to eat. I love to add them to a vegetable platter. Cut in half, they’re even good for roasting. And filled with garlic cream cheese and baked?
Be still my heart.
Stay tuned for the recipe I use to can these thicker peppers after roasting and skinning. I love having these in my pantry.
I know the main garden season is winding down or over for a lot of people, but I’d love to see how you all keep the garden bug through the winter- any fall & winter gardening ideas (inside and out) and preserving successes and/or failures, and of course recipes using our “put up” produce. It would also be great to see how you’re decorating for the seasons using garden things from the garden. Keep us posted here at the Tuesday Garden Party- we’re looking for ideas all year long!