Monday, October 4, 2010
Slow Ripening Peppers
We have our very first ripe cayenne pepper! While the rest of the peppers are still stubbornly hanging on to their green colors, this one pepper somehow popped its red color almost overnight, kind of like... magic.
Oh, I also spotted a baby version of a tobacco hornworm on this plant. Luckily, I caught it before it caused too much damage on the plant. I hope that was the one and only pest this pepper plant brought in from the outside. Just the thought of "growing" one of those hornworms indoors gives me the shudders.
Although this is our first cayenne pepper that ripened on the plant, we have several more cayenne peppers that have turned red since we picked them green last week.
They really are pretty, and I can't help but keep staring at them thinking, "I grew them!"
This post is linked to Tuesday Garden Party.