I decided to order all of the plants that I will be planting this year as opposed to starting some from seed and ordering the rest. I have 13 plants this year 11 pepper plants and 2 eggplants. This may not seem like much, but the amount of peppers these plants will yield, it is more than enough. I am sure I will be giving some peppers away and preserving the rest. I listed the pepper plants that I ordered in a previous post entitled Pepper Plans. My daughter, Jessica, and I will be prepping the soil for planting today, though I do not think we will be actually planting peppers any time soon. I do not trust the weather yet and we have had a few evening temperatures dip down into the mid to low 30’s this past week and the ten day forecast is not looking too kind either. It is still too cold in the evenings for me to risk planting these pepper plants. I may hold off until the second week in May, just to be safe.
As I did last year I will be posting all about my success and failures in the garden. It amazes me that, for as long as I have been doing this, I still find a way to mess something up every year. That is why I originally started this blog. I wanted to share my gardening journey with all of you good people while sharing and receiving gardening tips and tricks. I figured this would be a great way to grow my gardening knowledge. This blog has been a greater success than I thought it ever could be. For that I thank all of you for following and lending that much needed advice.
I am looking forward to the first harvest when I will get to cook with these peppers and share those recipes with all of you. I am especially looking forward to cooking with the famed Carolina reaper pepper, the hottest pepper in the world. Jessica and I are also looking forward to doing more hot sauce reviews, but we are really looking forward to doing some pepper reviews with the peppers I will be growing right out back. It is going to be a great gardening season.