Hi from NC!

Hi there! My name's Annee and I'm in zone 8b in Central NC. New to growing veggies in general, i had a bunch of successful cayenne plants and one jalapeño that did ok as well last season. I am now hooked!
I still have several plants in a grow tent for practice over the winter and am looking forward to the upcoming spring! 😁

Good to meet you all, fellow pepper heads! 🙂
 

thoroughburro

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Welcome, Annee! How did you wind up using your cayennes and jalapeño? I’m always curious about how people use their crops.
 
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Welcome, Annee! How did you wind up using your cayennes and jalapeño? I’m always curious about how people enjoy their crop.
Thank you! I have been throwing them in with bean dishes and stews a lot, dehydrated and ground up a bunch, froze the rest. I definitely also want to try making hot sauce sometime, as we do go through it quite fast. 😁 The cayennes sure go a long way (I didn't expect as huge a harvest tbh), so I want to branch out into some milder varieties also. Hoping to find inspiration here as well!
 

thoroughburro

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No better friend to a pot of beans than a pepper!

You’ll find a lot of us here appreciate milds. My first larger, planned grow is also next year, and I’m planning for roughly half of it to be under 5 kSHU.
 
Grown and hybridized right here in North Carolina, Georgia, and then North Carolina again... hit me up if you want to try some free seeds from this one. Poblano genetics, but don't let that fool you... these pack some sweet heat.
RichBlood's Poblano.jpg
 
Grown and hybridized right here in North Carolina, Georgia, and then North Carolina again... hit me up if you want to try some free seeds from this one. Poblano genetics, but don't let that fool you... these pack some sweet heat.
RichBlood's Poblano.jpg
Those look great! I'd be more than happy to give them a shot!
 

Bou

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Welcome aboard! Nice SNES avatar btw🤘
 
Welcome to Pepperlandia, Anne. Peppers are a good beginning food plant for new growers. They can be trickier to germinate, but a piece of cake after that. If you are interested in Habenero or beyond heat level,C. chinenses, you'll want to start indoors late January for a late April plant out.

Best wishes,
j
 
Welcome to Pepperlandia, Anne. Peppers are a good beginning food plant for new growers. They can be trickier to germinate, but a piece of cake after that. If you are interested in Habenero or beyond heat level,C. chinenses, you'll want to start indoors late January for a late April plant out.

Best wishes,
j
Thanks, the more I read, the more I realize how much there is to know about growing peppers! This is only my 2nd year of growing anything, first year for peppers, and I only grew cayenne and jalapeños. I have 5 different seedlings that have recently sprouted and one that has yet to germinate. I'm hoping to keep them alive until next spring, but started early to get my feet wet instead of waiting it out. 😁
 
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