Friday, October 02, 2015

Fenton Friday: One Sweet Pepper

Behold! My one and only Sweet Pepper of the season. This is why I generally do not grow the sweet ones - as the yield is so sparse and slow -- really not worth the space the plants  take up in the pot. The smaller, hot varieties do very well, so I grow those mostly just for fun and ornamental uses.

So, what did I do with this one, small, prized pepper? I diced it up and put it on a cheese pizza. It was pretty good, but nothing special.

The new fall intern started this week and together we planted some Arugula seeds from Botanical Interests. Then the deluge started. I am hoping these seeds are not all washed away in the flooding rains. After weeks of no rain and just coming back from visiting the drought in California, I am trying hard not to complain about even of the precipitation we receive this week.

 How is your edible garden growing this week?

About Fenton Friday:
Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 4th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) 


Robot Tomato Grower said...

Have you tried Lipstick peppers? They taste the same, but are smaller, so you use 2 or 3 to replace a single bell pepper. As long as they get enough light, they are prolific for me in Herndon, VA.

I'm happy to send you a pic if you tell me how.

WashingtonGardener said...

HI Robot TG - I'd love to see a pic of them - I think you are right that the smaller sweet peppers would do better for me, since that this certainly the case with the smaller tomatoes as well as hot peppers.
- Kathy