Each year we try and grow our own hot peppers in our garden. It's pretty much a tradition now. Last year, we grew Jalapeņos and Hot Cherry Peppers, like we do each year, but we also tried growing Habeneros and hot Banana Peppers. Unfortunately, the two didn't go as well as we had hoped, so we scratched the idea of trying again. This time, after our nice encounter with Thai Chili Peppers, we decided to try and grow Red Chili Peppers, the closest thing they had to the Thai's at Home Depot.
We picked up eight pots of Jalapeņo's, each containing four plants, making a total of 32 Jalapeņo plants. We bought them all for only $14, which seemed like an amazing bargain. We then picked up 6 pots of Red Hot Cherry Peppers (they didn't have the cheaper, non-biodegradable pots) and two pots of Red Chili Peppers. They only came with one plant, and we got the eight for about double what we payed for the Jalapeņo's. We got our potting soil and headed out.
Here they all are together, still in the little containers.
Artistic leaf picture with water droplet.
A closer look at the Jalapeņo's.
A close look at the Red Chili Peppers and the Red Cherry's. You can probably tell the difference between the two in the front (Chilli Peppers) and the 6 behind them (Cherry Peppers)
A close up of the tag, brought to you by Bonnie peppers!
I'll update this thread again Saturday/Sunday when we actually put them in the ground. The weather proves to be nicer that day so that's when we'll plant them. After that, I'll update probably once or twice a week, depending on how they're doing, up until harvest time, and of course, close up's of the peppers prior to being consumed with a nice sandwich, both whole and cut up into it's juicy spiceyness.
Lastly, any pepper growing tips are greatly appreciated! I'm still fairly new at growing my own plants, so any small tid-bits are welcome. Pictures are also huge, tips on how to fix them are also appreciated.