Picture courtesy of Leslie Seaton
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While I will get around to planting bell peppers this season, first I wanted to plant some pasilla chile.
The pasilla chile is a large pepper, usually used in dishes like chile relleno. It's a very mild pepper and, where bell pepper seems to generate a lot of stomach acid even though it has no heat at all for me, the pasilla leaves me without any indigestion afterward.
I was about to go to our local Latin supermarket to buy one and get the seeds out of it but my wife said she already had one so I scooped some seeds out of that.
I keep a few egg cartons on hand because our local egg ranch sells beautiful, loose jumbo brown eggs. Or they did, Friday was their last day in business so suddenly, I don't have such a pressing need to keep the egg cartons around anymore. I'm using one as a seed tray.
Fill it up with potting soil...
...put a couple of seeds in each compartment...
and water in.
I really hope these do well because I'd like to use them in place of bell peppers in many of my recipes.
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