This time I’ll be highlighting a lot of the pepper varieties that we have this year. Sweet or hot, all peppers are perennials. So either grow them in pots or dig ’em up from the garden but either way bring ’em indoors before it gets below 50 at night.
What’s the point you ask?
Well if you’re anything like me, the long wait for peppers until what, July, even AUGUST…is excruciating. Who in the world wants to wait that long for peppers? When you take advantage of peppers being perennials you don’t have to wait that long. Not only did my indoor peppers produce, in a south facing window on a radiator, until DECEMBER…but they started flowering in March. Got fruit by April.
Perennial peppers means no more waiting all summer for the plants to mature.
Perennial peppers means peppers anytime you want them, from April through December.
And considering the cost of organic peppers in the store?? That’s a blessing!
I just treated mine like houseplants. They got a little ugly. See, they were used to a certain amount of sun, and warm, humid air. Sunshine and cool breezes. Once in my house they got cats sleeping in the pots, me forgetting to water them, kids pulling off the fruits too soon, dry air, minimal sunshine. By the end of winter they certainly looked sad.
But the point here is that they survived. 8 pepper plants survived the winter in my house and now all they want to do is put out fruit…in May. Awwww yeah.
So here are the varieties we’ve grown for you this year, and please remember, Peppers are Perennials.
Dare I say we’d be happy to adopt any unwanted peppers at the end of summer…?