I just use my Ninja (auto IQ thing) to pulverize. OUTSIDE with a mask on . I make my hot pepper salt (pink Himalayan) and need the finer grind. For just regular pepper flakes I just don't crunch them as long.
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I was going to be posting basically this same question. We already had 2 frosts (in Chicago area) and it's WAAAY too early I covered my plants (brought my prized Fatalli in tho, but it's just losing leaves like a mad man ). Originally the weather was supposed to only be in the 40's this week so I was hoping to get another week for the pods to ripen but that now has changed, at least 2 more frosts (tonite and tomorrow) are forecasted.
is it better to pull the unripe pods (or even the whole plant out of the ground???) now or try to keep them from freezing (which I really detest doing) by covering or?
years past my plants were all done by the time we started getting frosts so this is a new one for me.
hi, this might be a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway
I have several peppers -- some yellow (fatalli, hot lemon and yellow fresno) and some red (mostly tabasco with a few serranos thrown in) that I want to make hot sauce out of. My dilemma is that while I got a lot (not the tabascos) earlier in the summer, right now they are ripening pretty slowly. So, while I wait to get enough to make a decent batch of sauce, I have them chopped (the yellow) and whole-ish (the red) in big jars with regular white vinegar (with a little salt) in the fridge, adding more peppers to the jars as they ripen.
my question(s) is, is this ok to do? Is it the right thing to do? I didn't want to freeze them, although I guess I COULD have....
they seem fine so far (not molding) but not sure if there's a better way to "hold onto" peppers while waiting to get enough to make a sauce with.
any help would be appreciated!!!
ps. This was haul #4, with some tomatoes in there too, from 9/8/18 - it's been pretty slim pickings since then and I dried most of what you see here....
Take several stalks of lemon grass. Around 4 6"-8" long from the root end. Beat them with the back of a clever, tenderizing mallet...whatever. Boil them in upto a quart of water for 5-10min. Use just the water for your hot sauce. Strain out all the lemon grass. You wont believe hot "citrusy" it smells but it wont add any acid bite to it. Really good with lemon drop peppers.
Good video on several ways to prepare it.
ooooh I'm going to be making another batch of Hot Lemon/Yellow Fatalli sauce and have lemon grass in my fridge. GREAT suggestion!
Limon C.chinense is the one i am growing next year and hot lemon usually means Lemon drop C.baccatum in my book.
yes -- the Hot Lemons (at least mine) are the c.baccatum or Aji's YUMMY.
Ok, I Googled and maybe they are NOT Aji's (which I think are not as hot?). Mine are pretty damn hot. I'm so confused now.
is there anywhere on the site here that describes the different kinds of peppers? I'm a noobie.
do you have a picture of the lemon c.chinense?
I have been planning next years grow list:
Hot paper lantern
I was planning to not top the c.chinense next year to see how will they grow and produce pods.
C.baccatum will be topped as usual as they are far too fast growing to not to be topped each year. I got all the seeds for the plants already so no need to buy some more.
The indoor growing of the plants wili be conducted with the usual growing methods and using the B'cuzz coco a+b fertilizer and ph adjusting of the water, i hope now the next year indoor growing will be more success than this year so-so indoor grow.
for the Limon, is that the same as Hot Lemon? I grew these for the first time this year and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Fruity like a fatalli but not quite as hot -- SUPER good.
Red Fatalii is nothing like the yellow Fatalii. I didn't care much for the reds, but they were very hot, more so than the yellow.
what is the flavor difference between the 2? I've had the red but am growing the yellow (that's the only color I could find seed for) and haven't tried them yet.
as far as floral goes, I'm not a big fan (i.e. rose, flowery stuff) but fruity is different than floral.
I kinda hijacked the Most Anticipated Pepper thread so thought I'd just post some pics of my garden here (hope this is the right spot!). I grow everything from seed and started the peppers on 2/28 and the tomatoes on 3/14. This year I used salt peter on 6 of my hottest pepper and it really helped with germination, and not sure but my hottest are doing better than any other year.
I ended up with 56 tomato plants and 81 peppers -- I planted 21 tomatoes (the Good & Early croaked early) and 71 of the 81 pepper plants.
(mild): piquillo, shishito
(medium): Picante Calabrese, Fresno (red, yellow and orange), Danny's (they are some kind of midly spicy Italian pepper I got from Danny, the Italian gentleman that lives on the park I walk my two greyhounds in every day, he gave me an entire plant - just yanked it up -- and I saved the seeds), a hot cherry pepper, Italian Roasting; Jalapeno (regular, early and a cool purple one!), Serrano and Jaloro;
(hot): Thai, Cascabella, Hot Lemon, Tabasco;
(very hot): orange habanero, Red Scorpion, Chocolate Scorpion, and Fatalli (my absolute FAV - wanted red but could only get seeds for the yellow variety)
for the tomatoes, I grew Big Rainbow, Red Summer, Pink Brandywine, Orange Slice, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Yellow Pear, Bloody Butcher, Beefsteak, Caspian Pink, Best Boy, Good and Early (which is dead ), Chadwick Cherry, Large Red Cherry and Chef's Choice Orange. I have 22 planted and gave the remaining 30 plants away.
Unfortunately, the plants in the ground -- all the tomatoes except 1 and about 1/3 or more of the peppers) are at risk for being offed by my enormous black walnut tree that is about 25 feet away (I only found about the toxin "juglone", which comes from the walnut, last year). So far, about 7 plants (all tomatoes) are either almost dead, dying or starting to wilt/die (juglone looks just like the other kinds of wilt but since they are not showing any other symptoms and there's a walnut tree close by, if it walks like a duck it probably is a duck...)
anyway, some pics of my plants. I take lousy pictures so hope they turned out ok. Not sure how to upload, I hope they show in order that I loaded them
the main 8 x 4 and 4 x 4 inground and the container peppers;
just the peppers;
other inground growing area;
the remaining container peppers:
Cascabella peppers (the yellow ones in the back, Hot Lemon in the foreground, pointing up);
"Brian's" scorpions (from a friend named Brian, think they are red Trinidad scorpions);
and 2 views of the juglone-infected tomatoes you can see from the 2nd view how much smaller and wilted the ones on the right side are...)
we had a purple jalapeno and a regular jalapeno yesterday and they had NO heat hoping they will get hotter as time goes on. But considering I'm in Zone 5 and am already getting peppers (and 1 Bloody Butcher tomato already!) I'm thrilled
thanks for looking!
Kill the tree and get an awning?
It's an enormous tree, probably 30' or more high -- it would cost a fortune to take down and unfortunately, the juglone stays in the soil for years after you remove the actual tree I like having plants in the ground as the containers dry out SUPER fast and the ground holds water better.
sorry again, I'm hijacking this thread. Going to go start my own post
// end hijack
Didn't know about Jugalone. I always prefer plants in the ground but sounds like containers are your only option. I'll visit your new thread😀
Alright now this Chocolate Moruga about takes the cake for fat leaves. Can't wait!
yeah, I didn't know about it either until my tomatoes started croaking in the new ground garden last year and I asked Mr. Google. It's a HUGE tree and it's drip line is a good 50' so unless I plant on the front parkway, my entire back and front is contaminated. It's a nice tree, good shade, but HATE what it does to my garden (and the walnuts are a PAIN and do nothing but attract pesky squirrels that drive my 2 greyhounds crazy and leave super-sharp walnut husks on the ground that cut up their paws/webbing)....
NICE plant!!!! Oddly enough, my super hot peppers are doing the best this year -- last year they barely grew and only had a few fruit. This year, big and LOADED.
They are on their second year and holding up just fine.
Thanks! Each plant has its own woodpecker pressure compensating dripper which you need for an uneven surface like the roof
I may try them for next year. Prior to 3 years ago I did everything in pots (but only grew maybe 10 pots) -- then my hubby made me a 8 x 4 garden bed on the edge of our patio, and last year added another 4 x 4 to make an "L". Unfortunately we have an enormous black walnut tree maybe 25 feet from where the beds are and I know most of you know what that means Last year I lost 4 of the tomatoes in the 8 x 4 bed, and this year almost 7 (and counting) are wilting, not growing and near death. Freaking JUGLONE. So, next year, only containers again and I'll have to scale back ( this year I have the 2 beds plus a 10' x 10' square where a pine tree used to be that I thought I'd try since I had so many plants this year but it's within the juglone area too ). Corn is immune to juglone so looks like my in-ground planting areas are gonna be a midwest classic.....
I need to post pictures (will start a new thread).