Tip What to do with too many chili/habanero/jalapeno/peppers

We grew three varieties this year, with multiple plants of each. We are still dealing with the original question. I have found a volunteer (she's of Indian descent, raised in the Middle East, so can take the heat) and gave her a handful of each the other night. I have another volunteer in mind who grows his own, but I don't believe he's grown these varieties - he refers to his series of raised beds as Pepper Lane.

By the way, I love your use of the word volunteer...thanks for the smile.

Around here, two of us like some heat, while two don't tolerate it very well. So, in our cooking, we ultimately limit the overall use, which is a shame. As we are still dealing with the abundance the answer is developing. We have dehydrated and ground some into powder. We (meaning She Who Must Be Obeyed) has also made some homemade paprika. Thus, we can add some chilis to a batch and make hot paprika. Tomorrow we are back out to the country place and I hope to bring some of the paprika peppers with us to toast a bit over an open flame to then dehydrate into a smoked paprika. We have also made some salsa, but that barely makes a dent in supply. I think something like a pepper jelly would be a good idea.
 
But we're getting a bit carried away here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

Would love to see some of those recipes ore other suggestions to cope with too many chili. πŸ₯³πŸ€©
i have to find the recipes still, i remodeled kitchen and well some stuff got put in places that i think were connected to black holes things go in but never return......
 
We grew three varieties this year, with multiple plants of each. We are still dealing with the original question. I have found a volunteer (she's of Indian descent, raised in the Middle East, so can take the heat) and gave her a handful of each the other night. I have another volunteer in mind who grows his own, but I don't believe he's grown these varieties - he refers to his series of raised beds as Pepper Lane.

By the way, I love your use of the word volunteer...thanks for the smile.

Around here, two of us like some heat, while two don't tolerate it very well. So, in our cooking, we ultimately limit the overall use, which is a shame. As we are still dealing with the abundance the answer is developing. We have dehydrated and ground some into powder. We (meaning She Who Must Be Obeyed) has also made some homemade paprika. Thus, we can add some chilis to a batch and make hot paprika. Tomorrow we are back out to the country place and I hope to bring some of the paprika peppers with us to toast a bit over an open flame to then dehydrate into a smoked paprika. We have also made some salsa, but that barely makes a dent in supply. I think something like a pepper jelly would be a good idea.
Or just a concentrated sauce, for hot sweet'n'sour usage πŸ€” like dipping chicken nuggets or wings or springrolls πŸ€” if you can(n) (putting cooked stuff into glasses and sealing, what's the word?) it properly that should last a long time with all that sugar and vinegar...

My fiancΓ© can't handle the hot stuff as well and I love it... but with a 1yo daughter I can't spice my plate up that much, cause at the moment she's just eating what comes from my plate πŸ˜…πŸ™„

Peperoni lane sounds great 🀣😍β™₯️ I have a peper-cony (balcony)

Glad to be of assistance πŸ˜πŸ˜‡ my volunteers, I mean friends, taste testing the Habanero that's just now ripening, described it as potent πŸ˜…πŸ˜
 
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i have to find the recipes still, i remodeled kitchen and well some stuff got put in places that i think were connected to black holes things go in but never return......
I shall send NASA to you then πŸ˜³πŸ€” imagine the look on their faces as they open a closed cardboard box and get sucked into nothingness by a black hole 😳😱🀯

But I know what you mean. I moved about 20 times by now and I'm 30..... some stuff just gets lost. And sometimes you don't even know that it's gotten lost cause you don't need it 🀣
 
Or just a concentrated sauce, for hot sweet'n'sour usage πŸ€” like dipping chicken nuggets or wings or springrolls πŸ€” if you can(n) (putting cooked stuff into glasses and sealing, what's the word?) it properly that should last a long time with all that sugar and vinegar...
πŸ˜…πŸ˜

Is canning the word you're looking for? Depending how you process it, it could also be a fermented sauce, but that typically isn't sealed. That said, commercial hot sauces are often fermented, then canned to be shelf-stable.
 
Is canning the word you're looking for? Depending how you process it, it could also be a fermented sauce, but that typically isn't sealed. That said, commercial hot sauces are often fermented, then canned to be shelf-stable.
yes thank you, that was the word, but still not sure about the konjugationπŸ€” but I'll figure it out someway or the other.

Never tried fermenting sauce myself... always used tha canning method and process, maybe i'll experiment.
 
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😱😳😱 how dare they feed off of your seedling 🌱 😀
But I think that Gooseberry is a good replacement πŸ˜πŸ€—
THEY DID IT AGAIN!

I found the culprit: cutworms!! GRRRRR.

I sifted through that whole pot of soil until I had destroyed as many as I could find. I'll try again tonight... apparently they prefer to come out in the dark. The bastards cut down my gooseberry seedling! Oh well, got another 10 or so coming up in my seedling planter. I might end up putting another chili in there.
 
Apparently you can use a part of a toilet paper or paper towel tube inserted into the soil around your seedling to prevent cutworms- it has to have a portion above the soil. Being paper-based they will decompose over the growing season as well.
 
Hmm. I do know that toilet paper tubes can work as seed starting cups. I have done that before and it actually works pretty well. And it also shows fairly easily when the soil is too wet.
 
Apparently you can use a part of a toilet paper or paper towel tube inserted into the soil around your seedling to prevent cutworms- it has to have a portion above the soil. Being paper-based they will decompose over the growing season as well.
I guess that's easier than digging through the potting mix with a knife and manually exterminating every last one of the buggers...

The survivors are too big for cutworms now. Should be right from here!
 
I've never tried the toilet paper tubes, only had an issue with cut worms one time, sprinkled a circle of diatomaceous earth/coffee grounds this causes small cuts and nick injuring and coffee irritates them, this can also help reduce flea and tick issues in some areas but the earth has one issue it can also cause damage to helpful insects.
BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) will kill them but has a draw back it can also affect butterfly at the same worm stage. in the garden certain companion plants deter the cut worm but a bit hard to do when starting seedlings ( cabbage, kale , mustard greens, basil, mint, )
As i said i only had cut worms once and i put down a good layer of coffee grounds around the plants mixed with a generous amount of diatomaceous earth and no more cutworm issues. i knew the diatomaceous earth would slow and stop them. had an older gent tell me about the coffee grounds so did them both. Apparently something with the coffee ground irritate their skin and the go elsewhere so a full layer over the ground around the plants a friend did two test a few years ago and used fresh coffee grounds instead of used grounds around a number of plants she comments she no bugs slugs nothing harmful in the area she used fresh coffee but i wonder if it also affected beneficial ones like earth worms, on a side note also coffee 1 to 1 1/12 tbs in a half liter of water let set a while until it takes on a nice tint a caffeine concentrate and the strain into a spray bottle , a light mist of it on leafs of plants help keep a number of pest away............ guess bugs dont like to get a coffee buzz
 
hi all,
ive had an abundance of chillis this year
red chillis grown off seeds from store bought i have dried them and put them in the food processor to make chilli powder
yellow habaneros and jalapenos i have frozen any excess of them i have
shep
 
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