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Buena Mulata Peppers – The Purple Heirloom Cayenne

Boy do we love a purple pepper. There are now countless purple and black varieties to choose from. However, one of the most striking is the buena mulata pepper. This cayenne-type pepper was saved through generations, leading back to Horace Pippin, an artist living in Pennsylvania in the early 1920s. He collected rare seeds, and …

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How To Propagate Peppers From Cuttings

There are many situations when you may want to clone your pepper plants. If you had a particularly successful harvest, or a highly disease-resistant plant, propagating that plant is a great idea. By propagating peppers, you are preserving the exact genetics of the parent plant. Alternatively, saving seeds from your plant’s peppers and growing them …

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How To Grow Carolina Reaper Peppers From Seed to Harvest

If you happen to be a fan of eating scorching hot food, and the supermarket hot sauces just don’t cut it, you may want to grow your own hot peppers. In this article, I’ll share how to grow Carolina reapers in your own back yard. It almost seems strange that you can grow the world’s …

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Spider Farmer SF600 and SF1000 Grow Light Review

We start a lot of plants indoors each year. Since we grow dozens of new pepper varieties each year, and tons of other crops, we rely heavily on quality indoor grow lights to get them started. Since their debut in 2015, Spider Farmer has established themselves in the grow light space with high quality, reliable …

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Peter Pepper – An Oddly-Shaped Pepper Variety

One of the most strange and silly pepper varieties is the peter pepper. Known for its…recognizable shape, the peter pepper is sure to start awkward conversations in the garden. In this article, I’ll share all about the peter pepper. Where did it come from? Where can you get seeds? Hot spicy are the peppers? What …

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Aji Amarillo – A Staple Peruvian Pepper Variety

The aji amarillo is considered a fundamental ingredient in Peruvian cooking. The large, orange chili peppers are an essential component of countless dishes, and are used to make the popular aji amarillo paste. This article is all about the aji amarillo. I’ll cover the origin of the variety, the plant characteristics, how to grow them …

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How To Store Jalapenos (And Make Them Taste Amazing)

I try my best to never let fresh jalapeno peppers go to waste. After months of growing your own peppers, you should have some storage methods planned out. In this article, I’ll share how to store jalapenos easily. Whether your goal is to store the peppers for several months, or just keep them fresh for …

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Why Are My Peppers Black? (Hint: It’s Probably Natural)

One of the reasons I love growing peppers so much is the great diversity of options. From the huge, sweet bell pepper, to the gnarly and superhot 7 pot bubblegum. Every gardener can choose the perfect chili for their tastes. Some of the most common peppers are known to turn black, while others start out …

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How to Grow Banana Peppers – In Pots or In Ground

Banana peppers are a delicious, crunchy pepper variety that is versatile in the kitchen. I especially love them for making pickles, but they can be eaten fresh, fried with other veggies, roasted, and even stuffed. Unfortunately, not all grocery stores sell fresh banana peppers. So, you’ll have to grow your own to have a steady …

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When To Pick Cayenne Peppers – Harvesting Tips

If you like spicy food, then you should be growing your own hot peppers at home. Whether you have a big yard for an in-ground garden bed, or a small balcony in your apartment, you can grow peppers. Cayenne peppers are some of the most famous and popular hot chilies. With fresh cayennes, you can …

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