Time to get seed started.

God Bless America

God Bless America
If you don't think so, maybe you should leave

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Been busy, but not growing anything

Cold weather has come, garden is gone. We have had some heavy frost and looks like more are coming. I haven't started my Chile seed yet, but do have my potting soil and lights all ready. I also have been praying over the seed catalogs. Just looking to see whats new, so far nothing special. I save most all my own seed for the Chiles. Most are not hybrid anyway.

 Been working on a new blog http://curingandsmoking.blogspot.com/ Being of age and growing up a country boy. I have always enjoyed good sausage, bacon and ham. When growing up we always cured our own pork. I still remember those days, and dang I sure miss them. So that is what I have been busy doing. Building a smokehouse, smoking ham, bacon ,making sausage and all sorts of good stuff. Gonna smoke us a turkey for thanksgiving. I have never smoked a turkey before but have smoked chickens.
 So if anyone is interested check it out. Leave comments, good or bad. I am willing to learn.
Happy Thanksgiving y'all, Bill

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Almost time to start.

Yes its almost time to start making new baby plant. I like to plant my seed in December. So by planting time I will have some strong plants. Our planting time is mid April. I have found that some Chile seed that I plant germinate very slow (not all) The Chile pequin is the slowest I have, it takes almost 6-8 weeks. I over winter a few plants in the house, just because.
 New Chile for the coming year is Pimiento de Padron. This is a Spanish frying Chile from Spain. I have never eaten them but have seen reports saying that they are very good.
pimientos de PadrĂ³n (Internet Photo not mine)

The recipes that I find are quite simple, Fry in olive oil until Chiles start to blister and have a slight char. remove and sprinkle with sea salt. Eat with a good bread. It is said that one in ten are hot.
 Sounds like my kind of food.