Growing Chiles Blog Posts

  • Chile pequin
    on Dec 22, 2015
    Got the seed planted today, yeah, I am a little late. I planted quite a few because of the seed being old. Sure hope to get at least a few plants. Using good seed starter mix got the heating pad on to keep the soil and seed warm. Got the whole t...
  • Time to start Chile Seeds
    on Dec 10, 2015
    It is time in my area to start my Chile seeds. East Texas has been warm but I am sure it will get much colder befour planting time. So I have made me a small green house. Just need to get some lights for it. The house is little over 100 sq. feet. It...
  • I am sure spring is coming soon?
    on Feb 7, 2015
    Time to start thinking Garden. Garlic planted in November, its looking good. No photos yet maybe later. Chile plants and a few tomato plants started. As usual got some strange chiles started. I intend to grow more Chile Pequin chiles this year.
  • I didn't realize.
    on Dec 20, 2014
    Not doing any real farming any more leaves me with not much to talk about. I really wish I felt like growing more. I did grow a small garden. Tomatoes and chiles. Made a good chile crop, tomatoes not so much. what I did grow.Chiles:SerranoJalapenoAle...
  • Its Winter Time "inspired"
    on Jan 9, 2014
    It winter time in Texas. So as you might expect there is nothing growing in the garden just yet. So I have been doing other things to keep me busy. I just finished making Chile Sauce. Have never made my own before. But I do cook almost every day. And...
  • Forward on to next year.
    on Oct 11, 2013
    Looks like our growing season is coming to a close. Just have a couple tomato plants hanging on. Our chiles have also about quit. Ok, by me I am kinda tired anyway. I haven't found any new chiles to grow for the coming year. So if anybody has any tho...
  • Padron Chiles in the UK
    on Sep 3, 2013
    Martin thanks for the update on your chiles. Martin being in the UK, and growing the Padron Chile has been interesting for to me.Me being in Texas and Martin in the Uk our climate are completely different.Just for the readers of this blog, Marti...
  • New Twist on the Pimento de Padron
    on Jul 30, 2013
    This has been an ongoing process for me. Frying the Pimento de Padron in the traditional way is a wonderful way to eat this chile. But I have grown way more than I can eat. Some have gotten quite large and  turned red and hot. So I say...
  • Padron Chile Update
    on Jul 12, 2013
    This I do believe is the most interesting Chile I have grown in a long time. Martin Thanks for your comment, Sure hope your plants are doing well.I have harvested so many of these Chile's I don't know what to do with them all. well not really. B...
  • Strange Growing Season, But we have Padron Chiles.
    on Jun 8, 2013
    This has been the strangest growing season I have ever seen. Maybe things are normal in your area, but not here. We started out cold then warm, back and forth, several times. Then got a late frost so lost most all the fruit. And the plants that I did...
  • Sticker Shock
    on Jan 1, 2013
    Yep, thats what I got. Maybe I am just living some where in the past. I know things are not what they used to be but. I am thinking that maybe just getting out of hand a bit. Was to order some seed today, just needed a few. Wanted to order a 30...
  • Wishing for a greenhouse
    on Dec 5, 2012
    I have sure been wishing I had a greenhouse to start my baby plants. Can't see it happening anytime soon. I can grow them in the house with lights. Its a lot of trouble but it works.I did that last year, guess I will do it again this year. I am only...
  • Been busy, but not growing anything
    on Nov 20, 2012
    Cold weather has come, garden is gone. We have had some heavy frost and looks like more are coming. I haven't started my Chile seed yet, but do have my potting soil and lights all ready. I also have been praying over the seed catalogs. Just look...
  • Almost time to start.
    on Nov 7, 2012
    Yes its almost time to start making new baby plant. I like to plant my seed in December. So by planting time I will have some strong plants. Our planting time is mid April. I have found that some Chile seed that I plant germinate very slow (not...
  • I am Thinking ?
    on Sep 16, 2012
    I am thinking that I can feel just a little fall in the Air. Maybe not, might be because it is cooler and is raining. Man, what a blessing. Our Texas weather, at least East Texas has been kinda different. More than normal anyway. I saw yesterday...
  • Harvesting
    on Aug 25, 2012
    Been harvesting some Chiles, tomatoes are done with, but Chiles and okra are still making fruit. I know a lot of y'all don't eat okra but when its fresh its pretty good food. I now have enough in the freezer to last until next year. Thought about dry...
  • We got Rain !!
    on Jul 10, 2012
    The weather man was right, 4.1/4". We needed every bit of it. I know some parts of the country are way wet. Hope y'all dry out soon. Didn't do my garden any good. because we got wind also. Layed down most of my chile plants. I didn't have them staked...
  • Heat Wave !!!
    on Jul 7, 2012
    Hope all are dealing well with the heat. Heat not to bad here so far, high 90's. But the humidity is a killer, 46% right now. Weather man says rain coming over next several days. I really hope he is right. We do not need another summer like last year...
  • We Can Take back America
    on Jul 4, 2012
    Guy's its time to take back America !!!
  • Planting Time
    on Apr 17, 2012
    Well have been getting rain (wonderful) It looks as thought the drought in East Texas area is broken.West Texas is still needing more rain. I am not sure about down south. I have all my baby plants planted, but with our mild winter the bugs are...