Thanks to everyone who's been posting for the past couple of months. I've been wanting to join in the discussion but things have been too busy. Practically no time to tend to my peppers, but they don't seem to mind.
I have two Maui Purple peppers going this year, courtesy of the seeds Danny sent my way in.. 2010? My crop last year was pretty sad and I didn't get very good production. This year they all look a lot more healthy. Chicago's still chilly at night (going down to 42'F tonight) so I'm just now hardening them off and hoping to plant in the ground this weekend as it looks like low 50's at night after this week. I put 5 in the ground last week right before 3 days of thunderstorms and highs in the 50s/60s. Needless to say, those plants look pretty stressed at the moment. I definitely jumped the gun.
I've also got 4 or 5 Siling Haba seedlings (again, thanks Danny!) and I'm wondering if anyone has used/cooked with/eaten Siling Haba pods? All the info I can find online talks about the soup they make in the native Phillipines. I'm very intrigued. I grew Siling Haba last year, too, but like I said, my plants were pretty weak and didn't produce many pods. It's a nice looking plant though and very fast-growing.
This year the crop list includes:
Aji Omnicolor (Thanks Aji Joe!)
Peperoni Di Sinise (Thanks Danny!)
12" Finger Peppers (seeds from pepper sold at grocery store)
Many thanks to all for your advice over the years! All the best and happy growing.
Hardening off on the porch...
Siling haba (back right) and some others