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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  12:17:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For us who will plant the Herb of the Year for Jubilee 2016 we are in for a treat this year - it's - Peppers (Capsicum). So many choices and degrees of heat to choose.

The International Herb Society selects the herb of the year. I went to their web site and copied what's coming through 2020.

2017 Coriander/Cilantro
2018 Anise Hyssop
2019 Hops
2020 Rubus which includes Blackberries, Raspberries, etc.


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quiltee
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Linda
Lone Oak TX
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  12:35:06 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting - I'll have to try some peppers - maybe in a pot to start with.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  12:43:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, it'll be pot/pots for me too. I'll look for a pepper plant or seeds that I can't buy in the grocery store.

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  1:08:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, this is an interesting idea to do for Jubilee celebration. Hot peppers grow well down here in the long hot summer. I've never tried growing fresh hot peppers but maybe I need to give it a try.

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  1:12:39 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yes, peppers! We grow them in our garden every year. A variety of them, but always Garden Salsa and Poblano. And, we will again.
CJ

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  1:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie one thing I like about hot peppers is that they make a pretty plant and can be grown in flower beds. Mine will probably end up in the front yard because there's a little more sunlight there.

I like to string red peppers on embroidery thread and hang in my kitchen. Fresh or dried peppers can be strung. Remember to wear gloves when handling any hot pepper.

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  2:29:27 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sara,
Yes, gloves! In our house, if there are hot peppers to be chopped or prepared for ANYTHING, my hubby has to do it. I wear contact lenses and learned a very long time ago, that one does not handle hot peppers . . .in the event ya' have to touch your contact lenses for any reason (which is rare but occasionally)!
CJ

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quiltee
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Linda
Lone Oak TX
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  4:58:41 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Good idea, Winnie, for Jubilee plant. Last year it was roses.

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DandeeRose
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Alicia
Charlestown, IN
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  7:47:59 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cool! I had always classified them as a nightshade. So more hot peppers than sweet?

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  7:52:03 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Our local nursery has wonderful plants and I always buy tomato and pepper plants to set out in the garden. Those are two things I don't plant by seed and, for years, have not started my own seedlings. I don't have anyplace to do seedlings.
CJ

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ceejay48
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  7:52:45 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
P.S. We usually plant enough peppers that I can put some in the freezer too. They're still good for cooking!
CJ

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Bonnie Ellis
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Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  7:57:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use red and green peppers in my green tomato relish.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  8:03:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like to dry them and make my own red pepper flakes. I don't like the seeds so I take the seeds out and put the dried peppers in the blender. I use the seeds on ant beds or to keep stray cats from doing their business in my flower beds.

Besides wearing gloves when handling the peppers be careful when you take the lid off the blender - the pepper flumes will take your breath away and burn your eyes & nose. Just remember to look the other way. It goes away in seconds.

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  8:27:45 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sara,
That reminds me that, sometimes, when cooking with hot peppers, there is "pepper gas" in the air that makes us cough for a few seconds. But that goes away. Only happens with really hot peppers!
CJ

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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alicia
Charlestown, IN
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Posted - Feb 03 2016 :  8:44:12 PM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Love the hot pepper tips! Yikes! lol!

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
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Posted - Feb 04 2016 :  05:24:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmmm, I am thinking these red peppers might just have to be ornamental for me. I am not much on hot, hot, peppers for eating as my stomach isn't all that keen about it if you know what I mean! LOL!!

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
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Posted - Feb 04 2016 :  1:34:15 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Winnie,
I don't think they have to be hot peppers! You could plant milder, sweeter peppers I'm sure!
CJ

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levisgrammy
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Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
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Posted - Feb 05 2016 :  04:29:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went to Tractor Supply yesterday and they have organic vegetable seeds. Just picked up some pepper seeds. We did pots last year and they didn't work out so well. This year we will put in a raised bed garden and put a fence around it.

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
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Posted - Feb 07 2016 :  4:32:25 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thought I'd share this tip with you girls:
We plant our tomatoes and peppers by plants and because we have deer to contend with I make use dog hair as deterrent. YES, IT WORKS! At least around here and in my garden.
I brush out the dog and take a tuft, tie a piece of string around it and tie it to the top of the plant. I used to just try to place the hair on the plant but come a stiff breeze and it was gone. I use lightweight string and the hair stays there.
CJ

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Christy925
True Blue Farmgirl

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Christy
Midland Michigan
USA
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  06:03:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My husband is from Texas, so he quite ready with suggestions when I cook or garden :) This year we are planting "Hatch" peppers. He ordered the seeds from Hatch,NM. I hope they survive. It's been 25 years since I started anything from seed. Out of practice in Michigan.

I used to collect human hair from a Salon , put it knee nylons and hang it in my garden to keep rabbits and deer away. Worked great.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  06:07:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Christy Hatch peppers are big here in Texas - good luck with your seedlings.

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forgetmenot
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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  07:51:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, you really perked me up this morning as I read this thread! I haven't planted the hot peppers for a couple of years because my SIL has started planted them. I pickle them for him. Over the years I have had much enjoyment planting, preserving, drying, stringing, and cooking with all kinds. Now, I'm getting Spring Fever!

I love the idea of planting peppers for jubilee this year! Does anyone know if it is a "Go"!?

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  08:13:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, I think there is no official plant - we are free to plant what works best for us and our locations. Two of the popular choices are roses and peppers.

I will make a marker for my 1 pepper plant in a pot and work on a Merit Badge too. As we work on Jubilee projects we can keep Merit Badges in mind.

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Beginner Level - Make markers out of tin can lids. Start saving those lids.





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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  10:16:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Picture & instructions for garden markers in MaryJane's Idea Book on pg 270 - book is in FarmGirl library.

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forgetmenot
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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Feb 08 2016 :  6:53:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a plan! Thanks!

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Christy925
True Blue Farmgirl

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Christy
Midland Michigan
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Posted - Feb 09 2016 :  11:22:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Sara!
quote:
Originally posted by YellowRose

Christy Hatch peppers are big here in Texas - good luck with your seedlings.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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