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In Topic: Weather is dropping to 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)—should I harvest all my pe...

17 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

I transplanted the ones I wanted to keep into pots and brought them inside, so up to you what you want to keep for next year, otherwise pick the fruit, you dont want them to freeze.

unfortunately I don't have room to store a bunch of plants :(  I pulled up a bunch of the ones in the ground and have them hanging upside down in my garage and basement room.  The others in pots I'll just keep covering for a while.  This is pretty early for us to get this many frosts :(  Argh.  


Hopefully the ones upside down will ripen ok and I didn't pull them out for nothing...

In Topic: Crushed pepper flakes method

15 October 2018 - 10:57 AM

I just use my Ninja (auto IQ thing) to pulverize.  OUTSIDE with a mask on :D.  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.

In Topic: Weather is dropping to 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)—should I harvest all my pe...

15 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

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.  :(

In Topic: YAMracer754 work in progress GLOG

30 September 2018 - 04:28 PM

what are the purple peppers?  Nice spread BTW!


In Topic: Citrus Forward Sauce

25 September 2018 - 11:26 AM

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! :D