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How to Grow Chile Peppers

How to Grow Chile Peppers

From subtle to spicy these top ten pepper varieties are a sure bet for the timid, the fearless, and all those in between.

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Growing Tomatoes and Peppers in the Garden using Black Plastic Mulch

Growing Tomatoes and Peppers in the Garden using Black Plastic Mulch

Oh boy did I open a can of worms when I started to do research on the pros and cons of using black plastic mulch! Yes, it does warm the soil, extend crops growing time, hold moisture in the soil and keep down a plethora of weeds. No, black plastic is not organic. Most black plastic eventually goes into the landfill in a season or two—unless you use one of the newer biodegradable or photo-degradable black plastic mulches.

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Container Garden Pepper Roundup for 2016

Container Garden Pepper Roundup for 2016

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This gardening season I grew seven different kinds of peppers in the container garden on my patio. Here’s the annual roundup to consider for next gardening season.

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How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce

How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce

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What’s a gardener to do when the season isn’t long enough for Tabasco peppers to turn ripe-red? Make vinegar pepper sauce instead.

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Colorful NuMex Easter Peppers Always Changing

Colorful NuMex Easter Peppers Always Changing

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NuMex Easter ornamental chile peppers, an All-America Selections winner for 2014, lived up to its name. As these small peppers ripened, they turned from lavender to light yellow to orange.

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Patio Pepper Roundup for 2015

Patio Pepper Roundup for 2015

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It’s time for the annual pepper roundup in my patio garden. Here are some of the top picks for the 2015 gardening season.

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Fish Peppers are Edible and Ornamental

Fish Peppers are Edible and Ornamental

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Whether you have to be a small-space gardener or garden on a small scale by choice, it makes sense to grow plants with more than one feature. An heirloom hot pepper plant with a funny name offers at least two beautiful reasons to appreciate it.

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Chocolate Covered Jalapenos are Hot Seller

Chocolate Covered Jalapenos are Hot Seller

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I thought I’d heard of everything a gardener could do with home-grown jalapenos until I saw them dipped in chocolate. Here’s a tasty new idea for your garden from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.

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Three New Peppers for 2014

Three New Peppers for 2014

Thanks to All-America Selections, gardeners can add three new and colorful peppers to their gardens this season. The lineup includes a Regional Winner that’s specifically meant for the Mountain and Southwestern regions.

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How to Choose Chile Peppers for Your Garden

How to Choose Chile Peppers for Your Garden

You may not have realized this, but chile peppers are just like fine wines. Each kind adds a flavor complexity that can either enhance or detract from a meal. Learn how to choose the right chiles to plant, grow and enjoy with the Chile Flavor Wheel from the Chile Pepper Institute.

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5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at lessons learned in the container vegetable garden. Here are the top five "Best Of" ideas from 2013.

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Small Batch Preserving

Small Batch Preserving

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Small-batch preserving is perfect for gardeners with small gardens or those with vegetables that don’t ripen all at once. It's also an easy, time-saving alternative to marathon canning sessions. Here's how to fill the freezer with small batches of tomatoes, peppers and zucchini.

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My first garden!

My first garden!

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thses are pics from my first garden. In my garden are husky cherry tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, onion and watermelon. included is a pic of my pineapple plants and a lemon tree...

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A Pepper for Every Garden

A Pepper for Every Garden

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What would a garden be without peppers? Whether you like them flame-throwing hot or sweet and mild, there’s a pepper for every gardener’s taste. Here are seven of my favorite varieties to try in your garden this season.

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Easy Recipe for Candied Jalapenos

Easy Recipe for Candied Jalapenos

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Have you ever had a hankering for a condiment that’s a combination of sweet, hot and a little tart? Then this easy recipe for candied jalapenos is sure to suit your taste.

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Grow Heirloom Sweet and Hot Peppers in Your Vegetable Garden

Grow Heirloom Sweet and Hot Peppers in Your Vegetable Garden

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Just like all of the other vegetables out there, when you choose to grow heirloom sweet or bell peppers, a whole new world is opened up to you.

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Homegrown Cayenne is a Kick!

Homegrown Cayenne is a Kick!

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Want to add a little zing to your cooking? Then add some cayenne to your next garden.

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Chiming in on Mini Bell Peppers

Chiming in on Mini Bell Peppers

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Short growing seasons mean gardeners have to get creative if they want to have some sweet success.

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Picking a Peck of Paprika Peppers

Picking a Peck of Paprika Peppers

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Pepper plants are grown as annuals, but they’re actually perennial plants that can grow indoors during the winter.

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Hot Things Come in Little Packages

Hot Things Come in Little Packages

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Casabella peppers are small in size, but big on heat. Here’s one way to tame them.

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