Our sweet pepper harvest is always unimpressive. We harvest a few fruits but they take a long time to ripen.
This year we bought some mini peppers from our greengrocer.
We've always overlooked them on the past on account that we presumed there would be more waste than anything else. On this particular day I was looking for some bits to put in an omelette and a large pepper would have been too big so I bought a pack. This lot cost just £1.
There's no denying that they are very cute.
As it turned out they have very few seeds and if anything are easier to prepare as when preparing their larger cousins I end up with seeds everywhere.
They are also very sweet and good eaten raw so some sneak into our sandwiches.
The revelation made me wonder whether mini peppers would prove more successful for us and so I searched the seed catalogues looking for something similar to those we had bought. As it was most catalogues had a version that matched. In the end I added a packet to an order that we had already prepared and ordered these.
We are still going to grow a couple of the larger varieties and have ordered.
Maybe 2017 will be a good year for peppers.