Dany: Peppers can really spice up your garden. We’ve got a lot of peppers here, but there’s so many peppers out there. Hot peppers, sweet peppers, small peppers, big peppers, and everything in between.
Anita, you’ve brought a lot of peppers. What are some you want to show us?
Anita: Well, first of all, a small pepper called the ghost pepper.
Dany: Oh, one of the world’s hottest peppers. Hot peppers are super popular right now.
Anita: Yes, they are.
Dany: Might even say they’re really hot. What else you got?
Anita: Well, we have the Sriracha pepper, another one that is really hot right now.
Dany: The hipsters love those.
Anita: Yes, they do.
Dany: That’s awesome. What’s this one? Orange Blaze. I bet this one’s super hot.
Anita: Nope. It’s not. It’s one of the bell peppers, in the bell pepper family, except it’s orange.
Dany: Oh. Must be a color thing.
Anita: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Dany: Yeah. Any gardening tips for us on peppers?
Anita: Peppers are easy to grow in the Houston area. Simply plant them in your vegetable garden. They’ll grow right through the spring, harvest a lot of fruit. During the summer, they won’t grow so well. But, leave them in the ground because, in the fall, you’ll get a huge flush of growth.
Dany: Bountiful fall harvest. And you get more in the spring if you’re using small peppers, but in the fall’s when you really get your main harvest of peppers.
Dany: I hear you guys play a game called Pepper Roulette.
Anita: Yes, we do. When a tag falls out of the plant, you can see these all look alike. We don’t know what they are. So, we play a game where we taste the peppers on the pepper plant, and sometimes it’s
Dany: Super spicy?
Dany: Yikes. Well, every company has its perks.