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What happens is that someone will tell you about a great hot pepper or chili they are using and you go to your local hardware or grocery store and can’t find them. Chili plants are bonus for your cooking and seasoning needs, and gardening gourmet hot chili peppers is the way to go.

Most chili peppers grow from the beginning of summer to the end of summer and some varieties even appreciate a mild frost. If you want a spicy blend use more fresh peppers, and if you don’t like it too spicy simply use dried peppers. There are so many things you can do with hot peppers, marinades, pickles, hot sauces, salsa, smoke and roast them, and even give them away as gifts.

Peppers are nutritional, they are heaped full of antioxidants, fiber, iron, Vitamin C, Folate, B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. One hot chili pepper only has 18 calories.

Ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is a popular hot pepper, so hot it is used in making mace. The spray that is used to fend off attackers. At the grocery store only one out of every few jalapenos packs any hot flavor.

Prepare for a bumper crop

When you order from don’t put your plants directly in the ground right away. They have been in the dark in a box for a couple of days, and you will need to take the time to harden them off. This means adding them to the sun an hour at a time and slowly increasing the time they spend outside over 4 to 5 days. Putting them in the direct hot sun after the plants have been in a dark box will burn your plants and then they won’t be any good.

Drying can be done a number of ways. You can hang them to air dry in ristas, using a dehydrator or in the oven on a low setting.

Diverse plants and a cheap price Growing your own chili peppers is the best way to get fresh hot to mild flavor on hand. Chili peppers come in many shapes, sizes and flavors. Chilies can be sweet, hot, mild, smoky, flora, earthy and fruity. There’s no need to buy cayenne, chili or tandoori seasoning, amongst others. It may be too late to grow them from seeds but it’s never too late to grow them from start plants.

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