This extremely cold winter had me running my datil pepper seedlings in and out of the house back in January and February.
OUT for sun - IF it was warm enough - IN for warmth at night and many days too - then OUT for sun - In for ... well, you get the idea.
It all paid off though. Even though the cold and my own bumbling cost me some baby datils, the plants who survived are thriving.
The proof is in the photo above.
We made a triple-size batch of datil pepper relish a few days ago.
I seeded 55 datil peppers to get 2.5 cups of whole peppers ... and yes, I wore gloves for that job!
Once bitten, twice shy ... if you know what I mean.
I saved the seeds by the way and will offer them again this winter when it's closer to seed starting time.
In other news ...
Junior has an apartment and a job! It all fell together for him in the last week so we are moving things from here to there and are in an even bigger state of disarray around here than normal.
I have to go back to work Monday. Nuff said.
Bear went to St. Augustine yesterday and thrilled his grandparents to no end. He is like a magic happy drug ... without any bad effects ... except for the whole addiction thing.
My college roomie, Dave, and his wife, Tami, have been down for a few days overseeing the construction start of their log home.
They are as excited as two kids on Christmas Eve, so it was fun to hang with them yesterday evening and today.
... which explains the lateness of this Friday post.