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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 Jalapeños (And Make Them Taste Amazing)

I try my best to never let fresh jalapeño 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 jalapeños 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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Capsicum Baccatum – The Ají Pepper Species

Capsicum baccatum is a species of chili peppers within the genus Capsicum. There are hundreds of different varieties within C. baccatum, ranging widely in size, shape, color, flavor, and heat. In this article, I’ll share all about the Capsicum baccatum species and our personal experience growing many of the different pepper varieties it contains. Capsicum …

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Simple Jalapeño Relish Recipe – Just 7 Ingredients

Relish is one of my favorite homemade condiments. Since we grow dozens of pepper plants each year, we end up making a lot of homemade spicy jalapeño relish. In this article, I’ll share our simple jalapeno relish recipe using just 7 ingredients. It is tangy, sweet, and will last for weeks in the refrigerator. You …

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