Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Jalapeno's Are Almost Ready!

  Look at my Jalapeno's! Don't they look good? I love to pick them as I want them, until it is time to start canning them. These are "Pepper Chile Early Jalapeño" HEIRLOOM Seeds, from, you guest it Botanical Interest's. This is the earliest I have ever picked any, well i guess that's because of the name, lol!
  I did try something different with these three plants this year. I planted them in the rocky, coal dusty soil beside the rail road tracks. As must of you know my raised beds are right beside the railroad tracks and I had a few extra pepper plants left and instead of throwing them away in the compost bin. I planted them right beside the raised beds in that rocky soil. It looks like they love were they are at. They have grown faster and larger then any of my others. They are pretty hot to, lol!I guess it makes since, since they came from this type of soil originally.

The back of the package says this about them:
  68 days. Lots of bold flavor in a small, 3" pepper, jalapeños are the staple pepper of Mexican cuisine. Inside this packet is everything you need to know about growing peppers, and how peppers are rated for their hotness. Jalapeños rate 2,500-5,000 Scoville Heat Units (medium hot).
This packet plants approximately 45 plants started indoors. 
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70° F and soil temperature is at least 65° F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.
Harvesting: Harvest when mature size, and firm. Jalapenos can be harvested green or red, and are hottest just when they begin to turn from green to red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.


Did You Know?? 
 Jalapeno peppers are a variety of chili peppers and can be hot! If the heat is too much, dairy products like milk and yogurt can help put that fire out.

How to Store
Wrap unwashed jalapeno peppers in a paper towel then refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to ten days. Rinse before using.
Nutrition Benefits
Low fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, excellent source of vitamin C, good source of vitamin A and folate.


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22 comments:

  1. Those are nice! I don't have any yet. My jalapeno plants are kinda short too. I need some rocky earth to plant them in I guess. Enjoy!

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    1. This heat we are having is helping mine a lot!

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  2. Looking good Clint! I just picked a cayenne pepper from my garden, accidentally. I didn't even see them, so when I lifted the leaves to check for peppers, I broke one off. I haven't been adventurous enough to use it in my cooking yet!

    I hope you have a great harvest :)

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    1. I have found the more you pick the more they produce!

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  3. They look great! I can't wait for mine :)

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  4. I love jalapenos! For some reason mine aren't doing too well. They aren't dying, but they aren't growing either.

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    1. Sometimes they take a bit and then it seems over night they start producing!

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  5. Hello Fellow gardener and brother in the Lord. I've been exploring the treasures on your blog-site. I plan to implement your method of applying Epsom Salt...my mother did this in her garden. She also used beer and molasses and dish soap and Listerene and chewing tobacco -- all recipes from Jerry Baker. Have you tried any of these?

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    1. A friend of mine at work put me on to him and my wife bought me one of his books. It looked like our grandmothers should have written a book after I read through it, lol! I know my Grammie is 97 and she would have been quit a rich lady by now!

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  6. We added jalapeno peppers to our garden this year. I plan to make a hot pepper jelly for the first time also.

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  7. I first heard of this particular pepper years ago when I had a strawberry field and Mexican workers they would eat them and habonera peppers like candy. Love your green thumb and always learn from your posts.
    Dolly

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  8. The look marvelous! I hope the storms have calmed down in your area! Being without power is not good! I wish I could eat hot peppers! but alas...not this girl!
    Hope you have a blessed week,
    Kathy

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  9. They look so good!! My plants didn't make it past seedlings this year. Not sure what happened. We are gonna miss stuffing them with cheese, wrapping them with our bacon and grilling on the grill....sigh.....

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  10. Glad your peppers are coming in. I leave those to the hubby after experiencing the burn last year during dehydrating. I should have put on gloves!

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  11. Hurray! I'm not getting the danger redirect anymore! So glad you got it worked out. I didn't plant jalapenos this year but I wish I had. I tried sweet peppers from seed, but they never made it.

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    1. Hey I don't know what it was! I was told maybe, A You Tube link???

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    2. Or maybe just Google Blogger again, lol!

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  12. They look wonderful! Mine are coming in now too - I love pepper season!

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  13. Thank you all for the nice comments!

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  14. My peppers are not ready yet. Yours look great! Thanks for linking up to Make a Move Monday!

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  15. Those are huge compared to mine.

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  16. Mine aren't doing much yet, but there are some little peppers on the plants out there...

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