Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last of the Peppers

Can you believe this haul?  I had an incredible bounty of peppers this year.  Of course I planted 8 plants so what did I expect?  My sister and I counted them and we had 145 peppers, yes, that's correct, 145.  Some of them were pretty small, but still, that's an enormous amount of peppers! 

We were expecting our first freeze last night so I picked all the peppers that were left on the plants.  Peppers don't like frost and my plants were too huge to cover.  I had no choice but to pick them.

OK, Diane...what did you do with 145 peppers?  Well, we kept some of the bigger ones out to make my husband's favorite dish, stuffed peppers, and the rest we cleaned, roasted and froze.  At the end of the day I put up 19 bags of roasted peppers.

Not too bad for a couple of hours' work.  Now I'll have roasted peppers to use through the winter in stews, soups, sauces, frittatas, omelets, etc.  But next year, I don't think I'll plant 8 peppers plants :)


  1. Hi Diane; Just discovered you blog via Blotanical. I think I'm going to enjoy it! Your gardening enterprise is on a MUCH bigger scale than mine, but nevertheless I share your obvious enthusiasm for food production and the love of cooking, eating and FAMILY! I hope we will correspond more.

  2. Hi nice to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words. I checked out your blog and you have a fantastic vegetable garden! And yes, I do believe we share the enthusiasm for all things food!

    I'd love to correspond more. I'm interested in learning about gardening experiences from one in another country.

    Thank you for visiting!

  3. I'm so happy to discover your site - what a beautiful, bountiful enterprise!

    I'm brand new to gardening, in an entirely foreign climate (move from Fredericksburg to Corpus Christi this year) and am wondering if you have any advice on starting anything (edible) this late, this close to the coast? We have lots of containers, and room for a small landscape garden. Any advice (in all your free time) or resources would be very much appreciated. Thanks so much.