Fruits (and Vegetables) of Your Labors – Vol. 15 – Columbia Heights

“I’ve planted Basil, Cilantro, Hot & Sweet Banana Peppers, Tomatoes, & a Pumpkin plant. I planted the pumpkin first and it the vine has been growing really great. I finally actually started growing a couple of pumpkins last weekend. They are growing fast and since I took these pictures, they have almost doubled in size. The basil is out of control and the hot banana peppers have fed me well. I’ve been stuffing them with cheddar cheese and diced tomato, onion, and green pepper and wrapped them in bacon. Damn good! The sweet banana pepper plant hasn’t done a whole lot and the tomoatoes are getting picked off by the local rat or squirrel population. All in all, I’m proud of my 1st experience in planting and look forward to doing it better next year.”

3 Comment

  • andy

    Those look great. And I definitely like the idea of hot peppers stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. Does anybody know how you make sure you aren’t consuming lead or similarly bad things with your DC home-grown veggies.

    • austindc

      You can probably get the soil tested, or alternatively, build some raised beds. We built a small raised bed out of pallets we got from Community Forklift.

  • this is my lil’ ghetto garden… yes, bacon wrapped banana peppers are the bomb! and i may brew some pumpkin beer this fall.

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