Our gardening efforts started as a way to offset the grocery bill. As my love for gardening grew, I needed a more than just grocery savings to justify the expansion. One thing led to another and here we are, following what by most people’s judgement is an insane business idea. After all, who buys mail order produce? Believe it or not, you probably do. In fact, much of it was probably shipped from much further away than our homestead.
Since we started offering fresh Carolina Reaper peppers for sale this year, we have been sending small flat rate boxes out the moment they are ready. The box in the photo is on its way to Wisconsin, picked, packed, and shipped just yesterday.
I love to tell people our farm fresh eggs are made from recycled bugs. We use our chicken and ducks for pesticide. Our pekings are the best at picking potato bugs right off the plant without causing any harm to the greens. But sometimes, our organic approach to homestead gardening needs a little bit of help. When we need to discourage insects from various plants, we use the fruit of other plants. Super hot peppers to be more specific.
Normally I would not include a review by a company which distributes so widely. It is not that I have anything against cottage industry which reaches such a level of success. It is just that I do not think they need help from someone like me. I am making an exception for this sauce because I am impressed not only by its flavor but by the company’s tremendously family focused history.
Could there be a Chocolate Carolina Reaper pepper without an additional cross? Shortly after Ed Currie, the Puckerbutt Pepper Company and Pepper Joe made the original Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper® pepper seeds, there were many accusations that the pepper was not yet a stable variety. Counter claims pointed out that no pepper is 100% stable and that those with complaints might be experiencing a unintended cross pollination in their own gardens. What ever the cause, it was clear that even if you purchased seeds directly from the original cultivator, there was always a chance that you would find s happy surprise in what you grow.