We’re running out of garden space, so we’re using containers to continue growing more fruits and vegetables. We purchased 4 large zinc pail planters, Ben drilled several holes in the bottom, and we potted some sweet and hot peppers. We also had some empty metal containers (that once held strawberries) just sitting there unused, so we added new soil and planted more sweet peppers in those.
We use about 7-8 habaneros in our meal every Friday night, so I’m excited to be able to grow them in our garden instead of buying them at the grocery store. Peppers are on the “dirty dozen” list of high pesticide-filled fruits/veggies (see full list here), so it’s one of the top things we want to make sure and grow ourselves.
The spicy peppers we’re growing are serranos (1 in the ground and 1 in a container), ghost peppers, and habaneros (2 in the ground – 1 red and 1 mustard – and 1 mustard in the container). The sweet bell pepper plants we have are a red, orange, lilac, and pinot noir… sounds kind of fancy, doesn’t it?!