Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The sprouting garden


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thai Peppers

This is my first year planting at the community garden. I have already been making some mistakes and learning from them. (note to self: do not put out basil until June)

Anyway, I planted Thai Peppers. It is the key ingredient to Thai curry. This pepper is used extensively is all types of Asian cooking. They dry easily due to their thin skin. The chili grows to only 1.5 inches long, and .25 in diameter. Apparently, it packs some serious heat, and that heat intensifies when drying.  The plant grows low, but the chili grow pointing upward. One chili can easily season an entire batch of chili. Apparently the charm of these peppers is that they make great ornaments.

May 1st 2013 : Day at the garden

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. My two year old pushed my baby at the garden, caused a minor head wound which proceeded to gush blood. We had to call the medics. It was a horrible event.

Needless to say, they are NOT coming together with me to the garden again.

That being said, here is my garden update: