Garden Time

As are all aware, my garden got off to an extremely slow start this year.  Just because I love my peppers by no means infers that I am a pepper gardening expert.  This is my third year doing this and I learn something new every year.  This years take away was be sure you garden is getting enough nutrients.  If it is not then there are a whole host of things you can do.  I stumbled across compost tea.  About mid way through the season I was totally flummoxed as to why my plants were growing so slowly.  I remembered a YouTube video that I had seen explaining how to nourish your garden with compost tea.  I gave it a shot and it worked so well I shared the video with all of you in my post entitled The Compost Tea Miracle.  The minute I started using that compost tea my garden started booming.  However, I was afraid I figured it out too late.

I am happy to say my garden is doing well and it has been producing peppers for about two weeks now and they have been wonderful. I will even have enough paprika peppers to try my hand at making paprika from scratch.  Some of those peppers are drying as we speak.  That is a post I look forward to writing.  The bell peppers look amazing, they have yet to change color, but there is plenty of time for that.  The super hots on the other hand are just now starting to grow pods.  If the weather holds for the next month I should be good to go, and I will have super hot pepper powder to add to most of my foods.  There are so many foods that I cook over the winter that I can use these peppers to flavor.  It truly is an amazing cycle, fresh peppers all summer and pepper seasoning all winter.

My new job has cut into my blogging time… for now.  I am working shift work and I can never seem to get a solid schedule for writing.  This coming January there is going to be a big lay off.  I may end up having more time than I need.  Lets hope it doesn’t come to that though.  Always keep an optimistic out look in life.  No matter what your situation may be, there is always a solution to be found.

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