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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Capsicum annuum

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2022
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emve

Looks like there will be red peppers this year after all

1w
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gjones

That’s doing great! Do you pull all the leaves off your peppers?

1w
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emve

@gjones , only at the very end, to get it as much light as possible - and because I’m sick of squishing aphids

7d
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gjones

That makes sense. This year i couldn’t keep my peppers inside over the winter because they got spider mites and I didn’t want them to spread to my other plants.

7d
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2022
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emve

My chili peppers simply didn’t work this year. Sown from seed in March, transplanted into my greenhouse bed in May, and now in my kitchen window since about a month ago. Finally a bit of color on the tiny ones, I don’t know about the larger ones that are still green. Hope to be done with them before it is time for Christmas decorations!

5w
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richard.spicer.7906

When they go red they could even be Christmas decorations! 😄

5w
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emve

You’re RIGHT, @richard.spicer.7906, I hadn’t thought of that — turns out I’m actually ahead of schedule! Never mind my late peppers, look at my early Christmas decorations instead!

5w
  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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emve

They were yellow but turned golden as they dried. And my son said they taste great. I’m so pleased, @ulrikagustafsson !

2w
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ulrikagustafsson

I was about to ask you if you had done anything with your chilies.🙂That’s great! I read yesterday that if you freeze them you can use a cheesegrater and grate as much as you like, that may be another good way to make good use of them. 👍

2w
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emve

Thanks again @ulrikagustafsson

2w
  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2020
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emve

It simply wasn’t happening in the greenhouse anymore, so I dug them up and brought them into the kitchen. Turns out a little extra warmth was what they needed, and now the color is changing faster than I manage to cook with them! I might have to make another batch of sambal oelek.

2w
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ulrikagustafsson

Great harvest.🙂I put mine in the oven to dry, they keep forever.

2w
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emve

How do you store them after they are dry? And how do you use them, I mean how is the flavor, do you need to use more or less? Can you use the dry version for everything you would normally use fresh chili? @ulrikagustafsson

2w
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ulrikagustafsson

I keep them in a jar and you can use them just as the fresh ones, maybe you should use a little less of it at first just to make sure it doesn’t get too hot. You can use them for everything you use fresh chili. It’s a slow process, the oven shouldn’t be too hot, no more than 50° degrees, it takes a while so try to get started in the morning😉

2w
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emve

Rather mixed results with my chilies this year; I must try to give them more consistent care (and probably more fertilizer) next year. Though many were decent sized, quite a few were really tiny. Also, we simply didn’t manage to eat them fast enough, so many sort of shriveled up and almost dried before I got around to picking them.

5w
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brightcolours

#chilli #harvest

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