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  1. Peppers of the World Grow Peppers of the World with Sandia Seed! At Sandia Seed Company we love our green chile and are proud to offer the best selection New Mexican chile seeds in the world. In 2008, we were founded on the idea that seeds for green chile peppers should be available for everyone. So, during the past 15 years, we have grown from our original six green chile seed choices to now over twenty peppers from New Mexico. In 2024, our complete Seed Catalog has a total over 100 specialty peppers of the w...
  2. Container Salsa Garden Grow your own Container Salsa Garden! Salsa garden plants generally include Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, Cilantro, and Onions. These are your basics – but you can really vary it up with different types of tomatoes and hot peppers. Best Tomatoes to grow for Salsa Our wide variety of Heirloom and Hybrid Tomato seeds can be grown in your potted container garden to create a wide range of colorful salsas. Classic salsa is often make with Roma Tomatoes, such as San Marzano Tomatoes. The flesh is much th...
  3. Hot Pepper Tasting We had a great time at our Hot Pepper Tasting Party in Castle Rock, Colorado with Yosh, Siri and Matt – who all bravely tried all the super hot peppers we had in store for them. It is interesting how different peppers taste differently to each person's palate, and how some peppers don't start burning right away. While all three of our tasters like spicy food, none had tried tasting straight super hot peppers on their own, so it was fun seeing the reactions to the different flavors and...
  4. 2024 Seed Catalogs are here! We're excited to announce that are 2024 Seed Catalogs are here!Sandia Seed is proud to be one of the seed catalog companies offering a beautiful seed catalogue filled with heirloom peppers, tomatoes and vegetables. Packed with seeds for over 100 peppers of the world, plus tons of heirloom tomato seeds and vegetable seeds, this colorful catalog is a great winter read for planning your 2024 gardening season! We also included some of our favorite recipes including our salsa recipes, a deli...
  5. 2024 Seed Catalog We're excited to announce our new 2024 Seed Catalog is available! This full color seed catalog is packed with peppers of the world, plus tomato and veggie seeds, too. The seed catalog also has lots of growing tips, recipes, and even a garden plan to help you get growing in 2024! Our 36 page seed catalog is packed with beautiful photos of peppers, recipes, growing tips and of course, tons of pepper and vegetable seeds for your garden!Flip through our 2024 Seed Catalog below featuring all ...
  6. Online Seed Catalogs Looking for Online Seed Catalogs? We're excited to share our latest 2024 Seed Catalog, you can download the PDF of the Online Seed Catalog for free, order a copy for $3 including shipping, or view and shop our entire online seed catalog here »We're super excited to be a seed catalog company offering pepper seeds and veggie seeds to people around the country. Our colorful online seed catalog is packed with peppers of the world – including seeds for over 100 peppers, plus tomato seeds ...
  7. Fastest Growing Vegetables Do you want to grow the Fastest Growing Vegetables? Here are our top suggestions for the fastest growing crops that you can start from seed: Radish – Harvest in 22+ Days!The classic Cherry Bell Radish is super easy to grow and it is one of the fastest growing vegetables you can plant!. Simply direct sow the seeds in fluffy soil, keep them moist and watch them sprout in just 5-7 days depending on soil and weather conditions. They grow quickly into pretty 1" cherry red globes that a...
  8. Problems growing carrots? We used to have trouble growing carrots, specifically with sowing carrot seeds, likely because we did not keep them consistently moist during their germination period. Carrot seeds not germinating? Carrot seeds can be planted directly into the garden soil and are easy to grow. But there is a secret to growing carrots and getting the seeds to germinate. If you have problems with carrots in your garden (or at least starting the seeds), use the Carrot Board Trick: For best results, sow car...
  9. Roasted Green Chile Chicken Great for lazy days you want to throw things in a pot and walk away. Ingredients:1 tsp Oregano1 tsp Cumin 3 pounds Chicken (bone-in preferred)4 slices of bacon (chopped)1/2 Yellow onion (large dice)1 10oz. can crushed tomatoes (or finely chopped fresh tomatoes)1/2 C chopped hatch green chiles (roasted)Cilantro for garnishInstructions:1. In a Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot. Bring to medium heat. Throw in dried spices and roast for 2 minutes, stirring constantly so they don't burn (no oil)....
  10. When to Harvest Carolina Reapers Wondering when to Harvest Carolina Reapers? You can harvest Carolina Reaper pods when they mature to red, typically after at least 90+ days of growing from seed. The Carolina Reaper is a super hot pepper – in fact, it still holds the Guinness world record for being the hottest pepper. However, just because they are the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper isn't harder to grow than other peppers! Most importantly, Carolina Reaper plants need a long growing season. Consequently,...
  11. Hottest Pepper in the World in 2023 Oct 2023 Update:Pepper X just won the Guinness crown in late 2023.Read about this NEW Hottest Pepper in the World in 2023 » The Hottest Pepper in the World in before October 2023 was the Carolina Reaper* This world-record-holding popular super hot pepper is the star of many hot sauces and salsas as it adds intense heat and flavor and makes your taste buds sing (or scream, depending on how much you consume!) Carolina Reaper PepperScoville Heat Units:1,500,000 - 2,000,000The hottest pepper...
  12. What to do with Hatch Chile after Roasting Recent seed customer question: I am asking for suggestions for what to do with my hatch chilies after I roast them? Well, the possibilities are endless! Roasted Hatch chile can be added to all sorts of recipes. Here are some of our top suggestions on what to do with roasted hatch chile: After roasting, steam them and then deseed and peel the skin off the roasted chile. We like to steam them in a pyrex glass dish with a glass lid to cut down on plastic use. Dice the chile and put them in a ...
  13. 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...
  14. Growing Paprika Here are some answers to a few common questions about growing Paprika: Can I grow my own paprika? Yes! It's easy to grow your own Paprika peppers to use in recipes. Paprika peppers grow in the same conditions as most peppers and vegetables, they like warm weather, full sun, and well-draining soil that's been amended with compost. Learn more about our top tips for growing peppers from seeds - all of these tips will help you grow productive Paprika plants! What is sweet Paprika? Papri...
  15. Growing Banana Peppers Growing Banana Peppers is easy – they are one of the fastest growing peppers you can grow, and are very productive plants. Our Banana Pepper Seeds germinate quickly and are a great pepper plant for short season climates because they produce so quickly. Banana Pepper plants start to harvest after just 75 days from being planted, so you'll be enjoying these bright gems faster than other peppers! Growing Banana Peppers from seed is a great way to grow a lot of plants on a budget so you can r...
  16. Chiltepin Pepper Have you grown “mother of all peppers,” the Chiltepin? These ancient tiny hot Chiltepin peppers do love heat, but they thrive best in the partial shade of a tree or bush. Their environment in the wild is often under other plants, where they get some shade. When growing in the wild, these peppers are most often found growing under plants like mesquite or hackberry, preferring a shaded area in the low desert. The Chiltepin, also known as Tepin peppers, grow abundantly on 36” tall plants. ...