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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 Pepper Institute.

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.

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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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