All the catch ups from last year’s first frost boxes are picked and packed. As promised, I started listing boxes for this season. The first two have already sold. I have listed two more mixed boxes / samplers for sale. The first two sold so fast, you guys have gotta be sitting here at work pressing refresh or something. You guys are great and I am so very flattered.
From my kitchen window, I can see red and white pods ready to pick, pack, and ship. Not a great many, but I haven’t been out there since they wheeled me off to the hospital last week. Since then, even more rain which seems to retard ripening. But who knows what I will find when I get back out there. Continue reading Hospital Stay and Delay
Already, we have more in the ground than ever before. We are not done yet. By the end of this week we might be done with plant out, but for the next few days we will be finishing up by getting the shorter season peppers in the ground; things like golden cayenne and unusual jalapeno generally produce much faster than their super hot cousins, so they go last.
Fresh Carolina Reaper peppers for sale soon. It is looking like they will be rolling in late July, 2018. But dont expect just the traditional reds. Last year we introduced our own Chocolate Carolina Reaper PBM. This year we will be offering a few more developed here at Peppers by Mail. Although we usually do not have Carolina Reapers for sale until late in the season, some of the new strains are really taking off. I think we might have some by late July. But please remember, everything is in Mother Nature’s hands. If it is too dry or too wet, if it is too hot or too cool, it might be later. Continue reading Fresh Carolina Reaper for Sale Soon !!!
Our farm focuses on super hot and super rare peppers. But that isn’t all we do. We started with general produce and have continued right along as our focus changed. In 2018, we decided to move towards a Community Supported Agriculture approach for the general produce. This way we can more accurately predict how much produce to plant, thus clearing more time, energy, and space for our main focus: peppers. Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture Update – May 2018
We turned to the ancient German tradition of Hügelkultur to convert heavy clay soil into topsoil. Our homestead farm is nestled in the hills of Kentucky. Here we seem to have to types of land. One is an inch of top soil and then rocks. The other is an inch of top soil and then clay. We had hoped for rock as a building material, but when you purchase property the owners dont want you tearing it up before you purchase. So we had a fifty fifty chance of having what we prefered. We managed to find ourselves on an inch of top soil and then clay. Our building plans changed to revolve more around clay, but more on that later. Lets talk farming.