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Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers . . . .

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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers . . .everyone knows that old Nursery Rhythm. This rhythm definitely relates to me and my gardening abilities.  Every January and February I very excitedly thumb through the seed catalogs that arrive in the mail.  I map out a plan of how I want to arrange my tomatoes, bell peppers and hot, peas, beans, grape tomatoes, and herbs. Then when the time comes I start some plants from seed and others I purchase when they arrive at my favorite garden supply store.
When April comes round then it is time to plant and to dream.  Dream of the tomatoes I will can; the beans I will freeze; the herbs I will dry, and the list goes on.  But, in realitythis is what really happens - I get enough beans for 2 or 3 meals; a few tomatoes and then I have to protect them from the squirrels; my herbs, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes thrive.  And the one thing, the one thing that will grow and grow and grow are my jalapeno peppers.  I must have all the right condit…