Category Archives: Chiltepin

Progress….

Here is a little photo log of our latest tepin garden.  Little by little, we are chipping away at our yard and converting it to chiltepin, food crops, and other herbaceous and flowering loveliness.  Removing Bermuda grass is labor intensive, … Continue reading

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Never Satisfied

Note to Reader once again!  Started this post in Mid-May.  At this time, this new bed is 90 percent complete and doing fine.  Will submit photos of the progress very soon.  Now that the Texas heat has taken over, there … Continue reading

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Germination Aggravation @$%#$@%#%!!!

Note to Readers:  I originally started this post on May 5th.  Spring has been busy crazy, and there has been no time to get back to my blog.  I thought I had posted this one, but I guess I didn’t!!  … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

“I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.” – Song of Solomon 6:11 A number of years ago, too many to count, … Continue reading

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Germination…..anticipation?

Gee whiz, it’s so true – a watched pot never boils (Man, I’m getting good with the cliche’s these days.)  I started these seed experiments on January 19th, and here it is almost two months later.  People have asked how … Continue reading

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Germination Frustration

It has been almost a month since planting the tepin seeds.  The control group was planted on January 19th. The other two experiments were planted on the next two successive days.  The control group of seeds on the far left … Continue reading

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How to start Chiltepin seeds

I like to re-use the mushroom styrofoam containers from the grocery store.  Just poke holes in the bottom for drainage.  It can rest inside another container to keep from dirtying the counter or other indoor surface where the seeds are … Continue reading

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Seed-starting time

Gardeners across the country all get that itch in January.  We have survived the biggest hump-day of the year.  Wednesdays as hump-day? Pah! We scoff at that.  Gardeners feel like they have crossed a humongous hurdle on December 21st, the … Continue reading

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Chiltepin update…and recipe!

It has been quite a while since I blogged about the chiltepin.  However, a lot has been going on in the past couple of months.  It was a great harvest, as you well know.  All the peppers have been dried … Continue reading

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Official in ’96 – Texas State Pepper

Texas Legislature HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The Lone Star State’s reputation as a haven for lovers of hot and spicy food is well deserved, and the native chiltepin pepper has contributed greatly to this proud legacy; and WHEREAS, A member … Continue reading

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