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Pickled Hot Peppers
 
 
 

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This post illustrates a very easy and delicious way to pickle the various hot peppers that I’ve harvested. The brine consists of heating in a sauce pan the following: 3 cups white vinegar, 2 cups water, 2 tbsp salt, and 1 tbsp sugar. The brine doesn’t need to boil rather simply get hot enough to dissolve the granules. Admittedly, I didn’t wait until all was dissolved, so I have a bit of granules in my pickling jar but no big deal. I also toss 1 clove of minced garlic into the jar, which adds great flavor. Keep it refrigerated and the peppers will taste better and better over time.

Keep in mind, I’m not “canning”, which means the peppers could be stored at room temperature until opened. Instead, I’m simply making a brine, so the peppers will hang out in the refrigerator from the very beginning.

Spring & Summer Garden Harvest - May thru July 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Here is a montage of what I picked from May to July of this year. Shown here are cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, cherry tomatoes, and tomatillo. All very tasty.

Summer Garden - Variety of Peppers - July 1, 2018
 
 
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These photos show my various pepper plants, which perform really well throughout the hot and humid summer months when other crops start to slow down. Taken back in July, all varieties have continued to provide much abundance of flavors and heat to pair with meals. This pepper garden includes: Carmen Italian and Pimiento, which are of the sweet variety; and Serrano, Hot Banana, Hot Jalapeño, and Mild Jalapeño peppers.

Spring Garden Commences - April 2018

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Today's blog post illustrates the start of my spring gardens. I decided to plant the following: various tomatoes, cucumbers, tomatillo, zucchini, and various peppers.  I planted each within 16-24 inches of spacing.

spring and summer final harvest ending in august 2017

Here are some final photos of cucumbers, tomatoes, and various peppers.  Soon after this, I removed all of the plants and started prepping for the Fall planting.

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pepper variety - june 2017

My pepper harvest is strong this summer, as I have a continuous supply to enjoy at meal time.  From left to right: hot jalapeño, dragon pepper, banana pepper, and mild jalapeño.  Peppers fair well in the hot and humid summer climate of SE Texas.

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