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Fresh Peppers in December

December 4th, 2017

If you remember, I told you about the ‘Pizza my Heart’ pepper that I grew in a container by the front door this summer. When cold weather threatened, I decided to move it indoors for the winter (more on that here). I hasn’t set any fruit, but the small fruits that were on it have grown and ripened.
indoor peppers
Yesterday, I harvested a nice batch of peppers to cook up with onions for breakfast. I’ll keep watching the plant, monitoring any blooms and fruit. It is under a grow light in the warmest part of the house.
indoor peppers
There are other edible things growing indoors during the winter, most are potted perennials herbs. Greens and cilantro are two other things I start from see and grow under lights, I haven’t gotten around to starting any of those yet. Hopefully this week I’ll get arugula, lettuce, and cilantro seeded and growing for harvest around the new year.

What are you growing indoors for the table?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.