Is it time yet, I am so looking forward to planting my garden. Got little Chile plants growing all over the house. Wife will be super pleased when they are all outside. (me to) I am still thinking we might get a cold spell. I do however have my ground all tilled and ready to plant. Having the soil checked, I think I may need some lime this year. Our soil is pretty acid, so need to keep a check on it.
Most Chiles like a PH of about 6.5 well drained soil. I have neither, sure makes for interesting growing.
I have been drying and grinding my harvest of Chiles. I like the powder for table use as well as for cooking. Fresh Chiles will freeze in vacuum bags pretty well. I use those in soups and stew type cooking.
We also will plant plenty of tomatoes. I have one this year given to me by a friend. It comes from somewhere in South America. supposed to be from the first native tomato plant. They are very small, not much larger than a pea maybe 3/8"-1/2" dia. But the taste is like a tomato is supposed to taste. (really good) Happy growing Y'all Bill