My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Pepper Varieties

This past year, we grew mini red bell peppers. They grew weird. Green at first, then they looked like someone charred bits and pieces of them, but that blackened area eventually turned a beautiful red. Each mini pepper was about the size of a quarter, and absolutely delicious!

BUT... I want bigger peppers. I thought they would be about half-dollar size, or about half the size of a regular bell pepper. I was wrong. Each pepper provides about a tablespoon of pepper to eat, which is NOT enough to stuff!

So... looking for a different bell pepper to grow and eat. I really like the vivid taste of the reds (we don't eat them green) but would be open to sweet tasting yellow, orange, purple ... any ideas? Here's what we need from a bell pepper:

- short growing season (90 days, but less is preferred)
- easy to grow in a container or square foot garden
- smaller than a regular sized bell pepper, but big enough to stuff
- hardy for harsh winds/microbursts
- heirloom (non-gmo, and so we can save seeds to grow)

Thoughts? Comments?

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