I just thought to ask, and is it OK to ask where do you get your seeds from? Do you just plant them or soak them and when do you choose to put them in the ground? Because I am in So. Cal, I tend to think I can plant all year. Wrong! But I will learn.digitS' said:This is the first year in many that I didn't have either Big Chili or Big Chili 2 in the garden. The seed company came out with a Biggie Chili to replace the others. Must have picked the right name this time and had a run of customers on the seed . . . I couldn't get any :/.
Nothing wrong with a little hot pepper intolerance. I grow some real doozies and have to dilute them down to practically nothing in order to eat them. But, there are lots of variety out there in my pepper patch. Favorites are the Italian Sweets. If I want a little heat, a Garden Salsa or one of the "doozies" is available to add.
You don't really need to take the skins off, Ladyhawke. These Italian Sweets were harvested just as they began to turn red. They were hung in the kitchen to finish ripening but were not dried.
The pepper paste goes in sandwich bags and is frozen for later use in sauces, soups, and stews. That brings some real flavor of summer to winter comfort food.