Just completed planting 3 container boxes (Garden PatchTM GrowBoxTM) and 1 City Picker Patio garden box with vaired tomato, bell and sweet peppers, Thai hot peppers, cabbages, strawberries, and leeks.
I plan to continue with the remaining 7 containers and plant some cantaloupes and watermelions along with some cucumbers, flowers and Ghost Peppers. The Grow Boxes come with organic fertilizer and soil cover which is pretty neat and saves time when filling the boxes and figuring out the proper mixes.
As for last year's garden plot, I'm working the soil with compost, lime, and the mix from last year's containers and letting it rest for next year. Will add other organic fertilizers as well throughout the year and set up a drip watering system for anything we will plant this fall.
Last year I was able to grow 6 Buht Jolokia (Ghost Peppers)plants indoors in a large pot with some success. This year I am planting one container box for the Buhts.
I want to make the peppers into sauces, dry them and use them in my cooking and as gifts for my friends at the Aiken Farmer's Market and family and cooks in Bluffton, SC. My goal is to introduce the hottest peppers available and show how to tame it for "regular" eating.
Any experiences or recipes is greatly appreciated.