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Chile Pepper Mulch and Irrigation

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If you haven’t started this year’s chile garden, it’s time to step on the gas and get going. We’re here to help with all kinds of good information. You’ll find a whole series of step-by-step articles in our series, The Pepper Growing Season. Here’s a quick excerpt on mulch to get you a-planning.

Pickled Habaneros

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I have a habanero problem. Not the normal addiction issue (although I do loves myself some hab). My dilemma involves gardening. I have more habanero peppers than I know what to do with. With Christmas rounding third base and heading for home, I’m pickling a bunch of them as gifts. Here’s the recipe I’m using from our sister site, Fiery Foods and Barbecue Central.

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Home-Cured Olives Revisited

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You may remember the article we ran on Harald Zoschke’s home-cured olive how-to.

He’s been busy again.

Since early 2014, Harald and his wife Renate have lived in Northern Italy, at beautiful Garda Lake. This is the world’s northernmost region where olive trees grow (on a commercial scale). Here they have some nice olive trees in their yard, and in early November 2015 they had a wonderful harvest of 12 kg (about 26 lbs.) dark mature olives (cultivar Leccino).