Am I Peter Piper?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
                                             (~Mother Goose~)

The last plants I potted were peppers.  For some reason I thought they were more jalapeños, but apparently I was thinking with a bit more clarity than I gave myself credit for.  I kept asking myself why would I purchase that many jalapeños.  Now I see that I didn't.  Instead (apparently) I purchased two cayenne pepper plants, a set of 4 hot banana peppers, and only 4 jalapeño plants.  ???

Now I will admit that as a child I always loved helping my mom and grandma string red chili peppers up and watch them dry out in the kitchen.  I still think that's pretty cool.  I guess I was in a pepper-planting mood when I was at the garden center.  lol

Check out the progress on my baby bells:

Here is the progress on the other pepper plants.  Finally they started growing and this week I noticed a flower or two.  That gives me hope for peppers in the future.

As for that baby bell in the first picture....since then, that's the only pepper produced.  I wasn't supposed to purchase a plant with a flower on it, but for some reason I did.  We'll see what happens.  For now, I'm just leaving it alone.

Happy Gardening,


  1. They are looking great! Our peppers are starting to look better lately. Can't wait to see what happens!

  2. Poor little lonely pepper! By the way, amazing shots. You are getting better and better.

  3. You will have fresh peppers to cook with soon Libby! It is fun to work with different varieties! I love the photo with the itty bitty pepper.

  4. i love the thought of growing things--your photos are lovely :)


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