HARVEST REPORT – Spring/Summer 2000
Pictured below are some of
Jimmy’s Chiles products surrounding a gourd:
This year I planted many
varieties. Some of the varieties that are on track for producing this year
are Yellow Jamaican Scotch Bonnet, Laotian, Barbados, Thai, and Yellow
Jalapeno. We're growing out a few
tomato varieties. We sure have had
plenty of rain this year. We're also
trying to grow out some pumpkins this year. I had ordered many seeds from the
Seed Savers Exchange this year but either accidentally threw them out or
misplaced them somethin' seriously. Fortunately most of everything else I
grew came up. Some of the varieties
that took a hit this year from bugs or rabbits were Bolivian Tepin and Aci Sivri. Better Luck
Next Year! I wonder if anyone owns that domain name! Hmmm . . .
The neat thing about the internet
and email is that I never know who I will hear from next. One day it's
someone from South Africa, the next week from Italy, the next week someone
from New Mexico on behalf of Minneapolis.
I try to answer the questions the best I can, but really the best
experts in the field of chile peppers are the wise
folks at the Chile
So it's really great to hear
from everybody. I try to read my email once every other day. See, my job
requires me to be on the internet all day Monday through Friday 8 to 5 and
when I get home, I'd much rather be visiting the garden than staying home
responding to email. I say that not as a complaint so much as just to give me
a good reason for responding to e-mail once every two to three days. Too much
time in front of a computer can make Jimmy a dull guy, so the e-mail portion
of Jimmy's Chiles is kind of a love-hate relationship situation.
Some people say that you're
never closer to God than when you are on your knees planting vegetables. I
won't argue with that.
This summer I made my
first-ever batch of mulberry-n-habanero jelly. I enjoy it considerably. Smear
a little of this jelly on a bagel or a slice of toast with a little cream
cheese, or without, and you know you're going to have a good day that day! I
hope to make a bigger batch next year.
If you had to vote for your
most favorite photograph on this website, what would it be?
Should Jimmy's Chiles try to
put any one or more of the following on this website?
I sort of consider these
reports as newsletters of sorts, so I hope you enjoy them. I am open to
suggestions though. Just let me know what aspects you'd like to hear about,
and I'll strive to cover those topics in these reports.
Most importantly, whatever you
do, keep on growin' dem chiles!
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