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Old 10-07-2017, 03:39 PM   #291
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Thank you. I have so many green ones in the freezer already, I thought I'd let some ripen further, for the color variation if not the flavor. I have red jalapeños, too. Next time we have the smoker going, I'm going to smoke some to use in stews this winter.
The Kroger store on the corner normally sells jalapenos for 79¢ per pound. Ripe jalapenos, labeled fresnos, when they have them, are usually $4.99/ lb. Smoked and dried jalapenos, also known as chipotles, are fairly inexpensive in the Mexican mercados but I rarely seem them in a regular grocery.

My tiny little indoor aquaponic garden is progressing slowly. A few herbs and lettuces should be growing in a few weeks. Next year I hope to get some peppers and tomatoes going.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:36 PM   #292
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Mad scramble for the last of these vegetables. I had them under blankets at night for the past month, but 19*F is predicted tonight and blankets will not work anymore! Harvested carrots, onions, celery, calabacitas, bell peppers, chiles, tomatoes, and eggplants
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:39 PM   #293
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The pineapple was very sweet, but not as big as you'd get in the store ( even though it was started from a full grown pineapple). Im guessing either the non ideal pineapple conditions or maybe the pot may have stunted its growth. But either way, it was still cool getting a pineapple that I started from a cutting.
Thought of you immediately. Imagine Larry's back yard.
https://www.wimp.com/pineapple-harvest/
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:04 PM   #294
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The Kroger store on the corner normally sells jalapenos for 79¢ per pound. Ripe jalapenos, labeled fresnos, when they have them, are usually $4.99/ lb. Smoked and dried jalapenos, also known as chipotles, are fairly inexpensive in the Mexican mercados but I rarely seem them in a regular grocery.

My tiny little indoor aquaponic garden is progressing slowly. A few herbs and lettuces should be growing in a few weeks. Next year I hope to get some peppers and tomatoes going.
I was at the doctor's office on Friday. As I was leaving, in the lobby was an old man selling bags of Scotch Bonnets. I would guess there were about 20 of them for $2. Sounded like a bargain to me. So I bought a bag and gave it to Spike.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:42 PM   #295
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Thought of you immediately. Imagine Larry's back yard.
https://www.wimp.com/pineapple-harvest/
Thats Great !!!
I just wish I had that many Pineapples to harvest.

Pineapple plants are not the kindest plants ( leaves almost serrated like knives and pointy tips). I hope those people in the fields are well protected.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:53 PM   #296
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Thats Great !!!
I just wish I had that many Pineapples to harvest.

Pineapple plants are not the kindest plants ( leaves almost serrated like knives and pointy tips). I hope those people in the fields are well protected.
I thought it was such a fun video on pineapples.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:35 PM   #297
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It really was, it almost looks animated or computer generated they way it is so precise.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:54 PM   #298
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My cayenne pepper plants are loaded with fruit. So, today I picked a bunch. I put some in little food saver bags to freeze. Those I can use like fresh peppers during the winter. The rest are on a cooling rack to dry. Those I can grind for cayenne powder, or if needed, rehydrated for cooking.

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It was 33⁰F for the overnight low here;we've been watching the weather forecast, knowing that it was coming. So yesterday DH helped me and we picked our last batch of Sweet 100 Tomatoes and chopped down the plant.
We were very grateful that the last of the vacant lots next to us are now being built, because we have a nice big dumpster right next door to throw all of our over-sized trash into
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:51 PM   #300
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Harvested carrots, onions, celery, calabacitas, bell peppers, chiles, tomatoes, and eggplants
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How do you preserve those little round eggplants? or what is your favourite recipe for them?
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