Wednesday, April 07, 2010
My body has some restrictions which keep me from digging holes, bending a lot, and playing in the dirt! Fortunately, I have a nice deck and a large yard.
I place large pots here and there, around the base of some trees where there is partial shade, on the edge of the deck. In Texas the problem is not getting enough warmth and sun, it's finding some shade!
Yesterday I planted several varieties of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, various herbs, and even included some catnip plants for Rosie, my cat, lol. Catnip is supposed to have insect repellant properties like Marigolds, which I also plant in the pots with my tomatoes and anything else that seems to attract bugs.
It works. Last year I grew some great tomatoes and peppers and did not have an insect problem, so I had completely organic veggies.
I want to add some zuchinni and cucumbers but don't have time right now. I'm hoping I can grow the cucumbers on a trellis. Will that work? I'll let you know later, lol.
I like to mix hot and sweet peppers, cut up really small, and pickled in a jar. I add garlic and onion sometimes, bring some vinegar to a boil, put the diced peppers in the jar and pour the hot vinegar over it. The lid seals as it cools and I have hot pepper sauce all year.
Anyone have any better recipes for pickled peppers?