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Old 02-06-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I freeze all kinds of peppers at the end of summer. I dice or cut in strips, freeze on a baking tray with wax paper (as said above) and move into ziplocs. I also freeze stuffed peppers. They cook a bit faster, but they still taste better than the ones I get in a store in the winter months.
Yes; but aren't they then 'cold' peppers? I'll give it a try; but I have some changes planned for my garden and I don't know how it will all come out this year.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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Peppers freeze fine, but I think dehydrating them is a better idea - no energy required, and uses much less storage space.

You don't need a dehydrator or an oven - although you certainly can use them.

Do what they do in the southwest - make a ristra - https://pallensmith.com/2016/09/26/dry-peppers-ristras/
A ristra may work in dry areas like the southwest. In other areas, what about rain and bugs?
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Thanks ever so much for the responses. That will help solve the problem of what to put in my raised garden bed. How long is the germination time and can you get 2 crops per summer or just one? And, they won't survive the winter? We don't get a hard frost here, but it did get down to 26 degrees one night last month.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:24 PM
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Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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A ristra may work in dry areas like the southwest. In other areas, what about rain and bugs?
If you have rain in your kitchen, why would you be wasting time making ristras??????

This is no different from the folks who keep braids of onions/garlic hanging in their kitchen. Or a fruit basket. Maybe no one you know does this, but I can assure you that people do.

Or a spare bedroom. Or a laundry room. Or the furnace/water heater closet. All that's required is air.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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Thanks ever so much for the responses. That will help solve the problem of what to put in my raised garden bed. How long is the germination time and can you get 2 crops per summer or just one? And, they won't survive the winter? We don't get a hard frost here, but it did get down to 26 degrees one night last month.
If you're diligent, you can overwinter your pepper plants inside or in a garage. Some peppers can take a while to germinate.

We'll have to keep this thread going. I've got scotch bonnets, poblanos, and sweet jalapenos planted.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Freeze them, dehydrate them, or pickle them.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Freeze them whole on a cookie sheet, then pop them into a zip lock freezer bag. They'll last for a year or two.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Yes; but aren't they then 'cold' peppers? I'll give it a try; but I have some changes planned for my garden and I don't know how it will all come out this year.
--not after I cook them

I buy bunches from a farmer's market. I can't grow peppers for some reason--except jalapenos.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:34 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I'm not a pepper fan, but worked with a man who grew peppers and just about everything else. He told us once he cans his peppers. Said when you open the jar whenever, the juice is great for cooking.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Thanks ever so much for the responses. That will help solve the problem of what to put in my raised garden bed. How long is the germination time and can you get 2 crops per summer or just one? And, they won't survive the winter? We don't get a hard frost here, but it did get down to 26 degrees one night last month.
I wouldn't try to over-winter any peppers. Plants like peppers or tomatoes grow seeded fruits to make other plants and fruit, so over-wintering is not really necessary.

I love making fermented hot sauce, so I bought into three or four different hot pepper types. Last year I only had one type of hot pepper, and the sauce didn't really seem very hot to me. However, I had amazing results of my tomatoes and using hot peppers in my chili or tomato sauce.

Anyways, I'm really going out this year. More different types of peppers this year, than I do have tomatoes. One raised bed will be all tomatoes, the other all peppers. Around them, I'll be growing various flowers, like Borage or Lemon Balm. Otherwise, for now, I have will have a good selection of tomatoes and peppers this year.
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