7/27/09

And I Call Myself A Gardener...























Ok...Um...not sure how to bring this up other than just leaping right into it.

Do sweet red peppers start out as green and then change to red or have I been bamboozled and bought a green pepper that was ready a few weeks ago but I am refusing to pick?

7 comments:

Sewing-Chick said...

Yeah, I just started my garden this year, but from what I read, all bell peppers start out green and then will turn colors as they ripen. I planted red bell peppers too, and they're all still green though many of them are turning brown (which I read is the intermediate step before they turn red). I guess it's like tomatoes: young ones are green and ripe ones are red :)

The Queen of Clearance said...

no clue! I hope you didnt get bamboozled.....but I love that word :)

Thrifted Treasure said...

No idea, sorry. Looks delicious though. Wish I didn't have 2 black thumbs!

svelteSTUFF said...

That is SO FUNNY - DH and I were just having that conversation last night!! Check out this website under 'varieties'... http://www.foodreference.com/html/artbellpepper.html

Be Patient!!

Dime Store Thrift said...

Thanks Ladies...I am going to work on my patience and we shall see:)

SC-thanks for mentioning the brown because if that would have happened, I would have though it was rotting on the vine! :)

slpwendy said...

Yup - they all start out green! Just wait...it'll turn red.

Franny said...

"Bamboozled" is one of the best words I've heard lately! Hahahaaa! Red peppers start out green, then they might even look like they're getting sorta blackish, but it's actually the in-between process before they turn red. They don't get as big as they do in the store (usually) unless you're a miracle grow user, but one plant can yield <---how about that word? maybe 8-10 little ones. I tried them last year because they're sooo dang delicious, but also expensive in the grocery store. Hopefully you will have delicious red bells soon. Be sure to share your first salad with us too :+)