Friday, October 01, 2010

A Christmas Miracle

I bought a chili pepper plant on a whim this spring.


This is Alaska, people, I really didn't expect it to grow.

But look what it produced! One tiny, cute, sweet little yellow pepper. The photo is blurry because apparently I'm quivering with excitement.

9 comments:

The Petersen Family said...

I got 4 peppers off my 6 plants. One was about the size of the one you got but then they suddenly started blossoming once the rain stopped and I got 3 little tiny peppers. Yay for peppers!

fruitfulwords said...

Cute. Thanks for sharing your excitement and "miracle" story.

Fawn said...

Pepper plants are amazing! My hubby and I planted a bunch in the garden when we lived in Fort Liard, NWT. They were JUST starting to bloom when the frost started to come, so we transplanted them into pots and brought them indoors. The next summer, they survived our move to Whitehorse. And then we got a whole lotta habaneros off them that fall. Crazy.

We found out that they're MUCH hotter after they've dried. Enjoy your little pepper!

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Daisy said...

It will taste so good!!

Chris said...

My one jalapeƱo is even smaller....just saying! My sweet peppers were nada!!!! NOT a good garden year on the Central Coast of Calif!!!!!

cndymkr / jean said...

I planted 8 pepper plants and not one survived. We had a record heat and a drought. My black thumb had nothing to do with it!

Davene said...

That's wonderful!

I wish I could send you buckets of hot peppers that my husband planted this year. He has used lots and lots of them for salsa, and has canned some just as they are...but hundreds (probably thousands) remain on the plants. The longer growing season is one of the reasons I'm glad I live in Virginia. My aunt and her family live in British Columbia - way out in the boonies :) - and she often laments their short growing season.

Have a great weekend!

dyuane said...

That is a nice looking pepper

Nancy said...

How often do we buy plants in Alaska, thinking that--that they aren't going to grow. Then they do and we're so proud!