It’s that time of year again when we start harvesting our peppers, and did we have a load of them this year. With our buckets in hand Monique and I took several hours on Sunday afternoon and harvested all the peppers from twenty-four plants within the far west side raised bed.
The pepper plants included:
- 4 Sweet Bell Peppers
- 6 Jalapeno
- 4 Ancho Chili
- 4 Hungarian Wax
- 2 Cayenne
- 2 Anaheim
The harvested peppers filled up 17 gallons full from three 5-gallon buckets and a little over half of a 3-gallon bucket. Once the peppers were washed we started the sorting process, as you can see many of them in the three large stainless steel bowls on our kitchen prep table.
These peppers all started out from seeds in March and then transplanted the seedlings to the raised bed plot back around June.
You might ask, what are we going to do with all these peppers? Good question!
I’ve already made a batch of Chipotle peppers with the red jalapeno peppers, and will soon post a recipe on that process!
I am in the process of making a Chili Ristra with all the red chili peppers, another post on that as soon as the Ristra is completed.