It has come to my attention since beginning to blog a few months ago, that there seems to be a movement amongst gardeners to plant heirloom vegetables as opposed to hybrids. I can not say that I fully understand all the pro’s and con’s, but from what I do understand, it seems like a good idea. My newer seeds are heirloom seeds, however, early in the spring of 2010 I purchased some hybrid pepper seeds from Gurneys. They were Gurney’s Sonora II Hybrid Pepper Seeds (hot peppers) and Gurney’s Giant II Hybrid Pepper Seeds (bell peppers). I must tell you, that I have never been harvesting peppers in late October before. But,then again, I don’t think I have ever paid much attention to my garden past August. Is my pepper success due to the seeds, the gardener, or both that I do not know. I’ve seen some great looking gardens out there in the blogosphere and I’m wondering what varieties of heirloom peppers have you planted that preform this well?
Since I have all these peppers, I am always looking for recipes to use them in. This weekend it was chili. I use my sister in laws recipe, and insert whatever I have fresh from the garden. Head over to Greenish Thumb for some other great garden to table ideas.