I love fall. I love the cool weather and the colorful beauty of trees, flowers and everything else. Living in the Southeastern part of the USA has its advantage, we have hot summers and usually mild winters, thus our state is ideal for 12-month gardening. Fall gardening can be done and is possible. One of the top fall veggies that grows during fall is the sweet peppers.
Growing your own sweet peppers is easy. You can have them in pots. Sweet peppers needs soil that is rich in organic materials. Using Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting mix will be perfect for this project. This type of potting mix is ideal for all kinds of potted plants and it feeds plants for up to 6 months. The secret to a successful sweet pepper gardening is to water regularly and be sure to water at the base not the leaves. Pepper plants should never dry out. You can harvest your sweet peppers either ripe from the vine or pick them green and let them ripen indoors. When you have harvested your sweet peppers you can try this recipe below. I found it in Pinterest.
ROASTED SWEET PEPPERSInstructions
- Select firm sweet peppers; wash. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove stems, seeds, and membranes.
- Place pepper halves, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until skins are blistered and dark. (Or, broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes.)
- Carefully bring the foil up and around the pepper halves to enclose. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
- Use a sharp knife to loosen the edges of the skins from the pepper halves; gently and slowly pull off the skin in strips. Discard skin.
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