|Jalapeno peppers forming|
Peppers can be planted much like tomatoes. Their stems aren't as flexible so planting them horizontally isn't a great option but you can plant them deeper into the soil to encourage more roots to grow which results in a stronger pepper plant. Pepper plants are also self fertile and have perfect flowers. This means that they have both the male and female parts of the plant. Because of that they can produce well indoors even without pollinators to move pollen around.
|Ghost Pepper flower buds|
2007 Guinness Book of World Records
winner for spicy pepper!
In our garden we have about 13 varieties of peppers ranging from hot to sweet and in size from a large block bell to a small min-stuffing pepper. Spicy peppers like cayenne, Tabasco, and jalapeno tend to produce many more peppers than we need so I'm planning on drying them. I may do some pepper grinding this year to make sauces and rubs for seasoning.
|Pasilla bajio pepper - good for mole sauce|