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  1. Planting Peppers Planting Peppers Tips Winter is the time for dreaming! Next season for our pepper garden, we plan to plant a wide variety of peppers, including some Habaneros, Habanadas (no-heat all flavor Habaneros - which we think have the best flavor in hot sauce!), Cayennes, Jalapenos, Sriracha peppers, Banana Peppers, Shishitos, Mini Bells, and several Hatch chile varieties, of course! Can't wait to see some happy little seedlings again. Planting Peppers From Seeds: The trick to successfully s...
  2. Bird Seed Garden: Sunflower, Echinacea and Hot Peppers! Bird Seed Garden: Sunflowers attract Goldfinches! Grow your own Bird Seed Garden to produce organic bird seed with sunflowers or Echinacea flowers – plus you can grow some super hot peppers to help keep the squirrels and rodents away from your seed mix! What kind of seeds are in bird seed? There are a lot of different kinds of seeds marketed as bird seed from the stores, many include seeds for millet, safflower, and cracked corn – and of course sunflower seeds. We've found that most bir...
  3. Hot Honey Recipe Red Chile Infused Honey Recipe This Hot Honey Recipe is great for spicing up your biscuits! Ingredients: 5 dried Chile de Arbol 2 dried Chipotle peppers (smoke-dried Jalapenos) 2 dried Guajillo 2 c Wildflower honey or honey of your choice ÂĽ tsp salt Directions: Rough chop all your chiles to mor heat and flavor. In medium saucepan bring honey, chile, and salt up to 180 degrees. Let cook at 180 degrees for 20 minutes, make sure the heat is not to high or else your honey will boil over and ...
  4. 2023 Seed Catalog Make sure to check out our colorful 2023 Seed Catalog that is filled with seeds, recipes and more. We are so proud of our Sandia Seed Seed Catalog that is packed with heirloom seeds and organic seeds for peppers of the world, plus tons of tomato seeds and vegetable seeds, too! The new seed catalog also features new pepper recipes to try with your harvest! Order our Seed Catalog today! Our 2023 Seed Packets & Seed Catalogs are ready to ship! Here's a sneak peak at some of our Seed C...
  5. How to Grow Peppers from Seed How to Grow Peppers from Seed: Growing peppers from seed is one of the best ways to grow a wide variety of peppers from super spicy to sweet! One of the best reasons to grow peppers from seed is that you can pick the best peppers for your garden and taste. For example, if you live in a short season climate, you can grow the Fastest Growing Peppers for a more successful harvest. Or, if you love super hot peppers, you can grow a wide variety of hot peppers like Habaneros or the famous hottest p...
  6. Jalapeno - Black Seeds? Recent Customer Question: Can you eat a jalapeno that has black seeds? Answer: Yes, as long as you don't see any mold! If peppers have black seeds inside, there are a few reasons this could happen: 1. Immature Seeds If peppers don't fully mature, sometimes you'll see brown or black seeds inside when cut open - or they may look shriveled. These are seeds that simply didn't fully develop.This doesn't mean they are bad, we usually remove and compost the black shriveled seed...
  7. Hot Sauce Recipes Here are some of our favorite hot sauce recipes to make with your abundant hot pepper harvests! Hot sauce is a great way to preserve your peppers and their spiciness for year-round use, and long after the snow starts flying! Favorite Hot Sauce Recipes:Fermentation Crock Hot Sauce Recipe »Easy Fermented Hot Sauce Recipes »No-Salt Hot Sauce Recipe »Orange Habanero & Carrot Hot Sauce »Homegrown Sriracha Sauce Recipe »Chili-Garlic Sauce Recipe »Chili Oil Recipe »Sambal Oelek Recipe »Tomati...
  8. Pepper Plant has Flowers but No Peppers When a pepper plant has flowers but no peppers it is because of a lack of fertilization or extreme temperatures. For lack of pollination, there is an easy solution to help the pepper plant make fruit. First a little science background: Pepper plants are self-pollinating. A pepper flower already has both parts needed for fertilization, the pollen and the ovules. When the pollen gets to the ovules that is fertilization and the pepper plant will begin producing fruit. Sometimes peppers have fl...
  9. How to germinate pepper seeds fast Learn how to germinate pepper seeds fast! If you want to learn how to make peppers grow faster – it's good to start them indoors early, and keep them nice and warm between 80-90˚ F to sprout quickly. It's also wise to transplant them into larger containers if you have the room to let them grow deep root systems before transplanting into the garden (after all chance of frost has passed.) Most peppers also like the temperatures to be above 60˚ F – even at night, so hold off on planting...
  10. Types of Peppers There are many types of peppers to grow in your garden! There are the five major types of peppers: Capsicum annuum: Life span: 1.5-3 years These include a lot of the largest peppers including Bell Peppers, sweet/Italian Peppers, Serrano, Cayenne, Paprika, Hatch Chile Peppers, ornamental peppers like the gorgeous NuMex Twilight pepper, and all of the fast growing Jalapeños. These pepper plants can live between 1.5-3 years. We find that the New Mexican Chile varieties really produce the...
  11. Fruity Hot Peppers Here's a question from one of our seed customers asking aboutfruity hot peppers:"I enjoy the earthy flavor of jalapeños on occasions. They’re perfect with tacos but for sauces I prefer habaneros or something more fruity. Can you recommend some of your peppers that have a fruity flavor?" Answer: There are many types of hot peppers. For hot peppers with fruity flavors, Habaneros are always a good bet – check out our Red Caribbean Habanero or try growing our Orange Habanero with ...
  12. No-Peel Canned Salsa with Apples! We have an apple tree, and this year it was loaded with fruit! While we like apple pie, we like salsa better, so we just made the No-Peel version of this Canned Salsa Recipe, below, and we added a few peeled & cored homegrown apples to the batch, for a bit of sweetness. It's spicy and delicious! We simply peeled and cored the four apples and threw them into the food processor along with the tomatoes and chiles. We had some sample tastes before canning, it was delish! We can't wait...
  13. Ornamental Pepper Recipes Can you eat your ornamental peppers?Of course you can! They are usually quite hot, so add them with caution, add a little a time and taste-test your recipe until you get to the desired heat. Ornamental peppers are usually quite a bit hotter than your average Jalapeño, so unless you like it wicked hot, add in small doses until it's just right. Here are some of our favorite salsa recipes to use up your ornamental pepper harvest at the end of the season: Ornamental Peppers Salsa Recip...
  14. Harvest Recipes We sure do love harvest season!Here are some of our favorite recipes to use up your harvest: Salsa Recipes:Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe »Trinidad Scorpion Salsa Recipe »Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe »Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe »Orange Salsa Recipe »Tomatillo Salsa Recipe »Hatch Chile Salsa Recipe » No-Peel Salsa Recipe »Green Tomato Salsa Recipe »Salsa Macha Recipe » Chile Pepper Recipes for Stews, Casseroles & Side Dishes:Green Chile Stew Recipe »Hatch Green Chile Gravy Recip...
  15. Fastest Growing Hot Peppers Looking for the Fastest Growing Super Hot Peppers? The challenge of growing super hot peppers is that you need a long growing season. In short season garden zones, it's sometimes hard to get the hottest pepper plants to produce ripe pods before the first frosts hit in the fall. And, super hot pepper plants also thrive in very warm conditions, so in some areas it's hard to get the super hots to ripen before the cold weather hits. Looking for sweet or mild peppers, too? Check out our F...
  16. List of Peppers by Heat Here is a list of all of our peppers from around the world based on their heat level, from sweet to super hot!October 2023 Update: The new OFFICIAL hottest pepper in 2023 is Pepper X, which just dehtroned the former champ, the Carolina Reaper. Read more about it »Find the perfect pepper with the just the right amount of heat from this list of over 100 peppers of the world! Click on the peppers below to read about each of them: List of Peppers by Heat Level: PEPPER SCOVILLES Bell C...