First bell pepper

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Over the weekend I pulled a handful of spring-sown carrots, two zucchinis, the first few purple beans, and the vegetable I'm most excited about: my first bell pepper! It's a Purple Beauty Bell that I started from seed back in January.

It's small -- only two inches tall -- but I think it's the most wonderful pepper, because I grew it! I'm planning on giving it a starring role in a corn salsa, using fresh sweet corn from Sunday's farmers' market and fresh cilantro from the herb garden. Mmmm, my mouth is watering already.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is one beautiful pepper!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Celia Hart said...

Green, orange and purple - what a rich, colourful crop of summer veg! Well done!

10:55 AM  
Blogger kate said...

Your pepper is a gorgeous colour! I am most impressed ... and am looking forward to seeing it in the salsa ... please take a pic!!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Rosengeranium said...

I wish I could exchange my homemade chocolate cupcakes for your bellpepper. It looks delicious!

3:23 PM  
Blogger O.I.M said...

wow...i've never had any luck with peppers and hear they are notoriously difficult to grow. congratulations on your harvest.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Thanks, all!

Kate, I will definitely post a picture of the salsa.

A chocolate cupcake in exchange for my bell pepper? That's awfully tempting! I love chocolate...

I had heard bell peppers need a long growing season, so I started mine extra early. My strategy is starting to pay off. Even if they are small peppers, I am happy!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Muum said...

It looks great! All I have is a small baby (one inch) jalepeno. I am looking forward to salsa days!

11:52 PM  
Blogger Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

congrats on the fruits of your labor. Corn salsa sounds perfect! :)

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet that will be the best bell pepper you've ever tasted!
I broke down and bought a bell pepper plant because mine weren't growing well :( Shortly after a planted it, my -from seed- peppers started to perk up :) Maybe they'll produce something after all.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Dirty Fingernails said...

what kind of taste does this purple pepper have.. I have only seen the orange, yellow, green and red varieties..

11:53 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

The purple pepper tasted sweeter than the green, but not as sweet as the yellow, orange, and red ones I've tried.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Whyite said...

Sounds very good. Things grown in our own garden taste far better. Because we grew it ourselfs. :)

8:17 PM  

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