Parade of peppers—How to Choose Peppers to Grow in Your Garden
When a friend of mine bought his first house he exclaimed, Now I can grow peppers!
Even if peppers aren’t your primary reason for having a garden, be sure to add some in a sunny spot.
In our latest video, Tricia teaches you about Growing Peppers and shows you how she plants and nurtures them in her raised beds.
We have so many Peaceful Valley organic pepper seed packs that your big question really should be which peppers to grow next summer?
Three of our gift-worthy seed tin collections have peppers as part of their specially chosen ten-packs of seeds.
If you’ve been growing peppers for a while you know your must-haves, but we add new peppers every year, so take a peek at our varieties to see which would tickle your taste buds and liven up your garden.
Peppers in edible landscaping
Peppers look so good you can show them off in your front yard and inspire your neighbors to do some edible landscaping.
To really catch the attention of the dog-walkers who pass by, try Black Hungarian and Sweet Pickle peppers that grow up, instead of hanging down. Since the peppers change colors as they mature you get a rainbow effect on just one plant.
Smokin’ hot peppers
Dried Poblanos are Anchos so we call the seeds Ancho Poblanos.
Smoked Jalapeños become Chipotles; smoking any pepper will enrich and deepen its flavor. We use a smoker for this.
Peppers to dry and grind as spices
For genuine paprika, grow your own Paprika, then dry the peppers and grind them into a powder with complex flavors.
Love to use pepper flakes in cooking? Those flakes are dried and sliced pieces of cayenne peppers—we have red Cayenne, or you can go multi-colored with red, purple, green, and orange in the Cayenne Mix.
Chill with the sweet peppers
Crunchy, juicy bell peppers are a hit with everyone from kids on up.
Sweet Purple Beauty bell peppers are smaller than their cousins—known as “salad bells” they’re the cherry tomatoes of the bell pepper group.
Don’t want to choose? Grow the Rainbow Bell Mix with six colors!
Nardellos don’t look like bell peppers (they have a long, thin shape) but their thinner flesh and slightly stronger flavor make them a pepper to add to your garden.
Grow peppers in containers too
Enjoy your pepper growing adventures and please leave us a comment about your favorites!
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