Can you believe the time has almost come again?
That's right, we are nearly at pepper season. Plants will be going in the ground in almost a month, but this year, we are well ahead of schedule.
Every year, we seem to grow a little bit more. When we started, we grew a couple of Fatalii plants, a couple Douglahs, and then some boring old Habanero's and Serranos. Most everything else we tried died off or never sprouted.
However, we learned, we improved, we stopped buying seeds from certain places....
What started as four or five plants turned into twenty, then seventy, then over 100!
And now, we have our biggest crop yet, with over 600 different plants already. Strange feelings emerge inside, knowing full well we will not be keeping most of these, but instead, attempting to sell them. Sure some will go to friends and family, but many, we hope, will be leaving us at farmers markets and other such garden bazaars.
When we started we had no idea this would become such a passion, let alone a possible business, but here we are, in 2017, poised for our best year yet.
This year, we started earlier. We used better materials. We built a second indoor plant rack. We tackled all our previous years issues of pests, disease, rot, anything, before they even happened. This year, we are ready.
I challenge anyone in the Bloomington/Normal area to compare our superhots to anything you'll find at the A and B's or the Niephagens of the world. You'll see that our plants are healthy, luscious, beautiful...
Because we love them, and we take super hots seriously. I mean, these are the plants that will be used in this year's BobbyGitr sauces, so they HAVE to be good.
Don't believe me? Here' s a couple of pictures to show just how great everything is looking.
We will definitely be better at blogging this year, as there is so much on the docket. For now, that's all, a quick post from Bobby G himself.
As always, thanks for all the support, and remember to keep life....