There’s some hot stuff going on in southern New Mexico. This year, an acre of land near Las Cruces was planted with several varieties of super hot chiles. Could this spell hope for a struggling New Mexico chile industry? Marlin Bensinger and Dave DeWitt think so. There are even some fresh super hot chiles available for sale!
Mark and the Beanstalk, Part II
One pot, 37 plants. Can a jillion chile peppers be far behind? Mark Masker shares his progress on the great Topsy Turvy experiment.
Tour The Ultimate Chilehead Garden
From now through October you can visit the gardens at New Mexico State University’s Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces. There you’ll see peppers being grown the way the pros do it, and possibly pick up some growing tips to take home!
Mark and the Beanstalk
Before we go on, let’s get a few things straight. I didn’t trade three hundred pounds of steak to a slick city peddler for a few magic beans (it was jalapeño seeds).
Sex, Lies, and Capsicum: Debunking Pepper Gardening Myths
This is the second installment of Cap Farmer’s chile gardening wisdom. We hear he learned everything he knows from Dave DeWitt! In the April issue of Burn! Magazine, we introduced Cap, a former marijuana grower who has switched to chiles to prevent his house and property from being seized by the Feds. For more of the real truth about chile …
Sex, Lies, & Capsicum: Debunking Pepper Gardening Myths
The weather is warming, and chile pepper gardeners all over are plotting their plantings for the season. In the April issue of Burn! Magazine, we introduced Cap Farmer, a former marijuana grower who has switched to chiles to prevent his house and property from being seized by the Feds. This is the first installment of his chile gardening wisdom. We …