HARVEST REPORT – 2005
What a good year it was
overall! Despite the drought. Despite the lack of time to process all the
tomatoes that were grown. We had a
great showing of the Yellow Jalapeno, Yellow Jamaican Scotch Bonnet, and the
Uvilla Grande. The Count Piagos, Aci
Sivri, Afghan, and Barbados did pretty well also. The really great thing that happened though
was that some of the varieties I grew this year were grown from seeds
harvested and kept from 1998! Maybe
for 2006 we'll see which 1997 seeds will allow for germination trial kicks
Two batches of Hot Sauce were made:
the red and the golden orange versions of the Flames
of the Holy Spirit Hot Sauce, with the orange being the hotter of the
two. I also enjoyed making many new
versions of roasted pumpkin seeds this year:
Rosemary with Chile, smoky Jalapeno, Yellow Jamaican Scotch Bonnet with
Parsley, Hot Tequila Lime Thyme, Rosemary with mesquite, lime, chile, and sea
salt, with Sesame Seed, and that long-time favorite: Plain.
I've also been trying to
perfect a smoky jalapeno process, which I succeeded with pretty well just
once in my 'Try, Fail, Fail Better' experimenting last autumn.
The old greenhouse is really
starting to show its age with holes. I
recently ordered some new sheeting and look forward to rejuvenating the
greenhouse cover. What with energy
prices being so high though nowadays, I'm in no hurry to get the space heater
going. This year I'm going to leverage
those window areas for as long as possible.
So for a change of pace this
year instead of viewing photos with the Harvest Report, why not take a quick
pepper tour with Jimmy! In rough
order, the peppers you will view on this tour are:
Jamaican Scotch Bonnet
Di Asti Gialla Rosa
Seed Head (consider it an intermission?)
Happy Growing! Jimmy
January 30, 2006
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