It’s definitely been a while since I last posted on here, and for that I apologize. Between getting a huge promotion at work, and the shift change (I now work 3:30 to midnight) it’s been interesting. The money’s great but it’s of course taken me away from my beloved peppers.
Another major change is coming up. Later this year I will be moving into a house owned by my parents and maintaining it year round for them. It’s a win-win for everyone because they get to keep a house in sunny South Florida by the beach, and I get to live in a rather spacious house by the beach for a majority of the year by myself. And the backyard is extensive enough that I can grow significantly more peppers than I ever could in one room of my humble (read: cramped) apartment. And since my job is effectively a virtual job, I can work from anywhere, so moving up there will not be a problem whatsoever.
As it stands now, I have to wait out my lease since breaking it would cost a pretty penny, and they don’t mind waiting until then. In addition, there are no shortage of Farmer’s Markets in the area where I could sell my spicy wares. Said markets are also open on days/times I don’t work so that works out perfectly.
All that being said though, I decided to put a temporary moratorium on growing any new pepper plants in the interim. Reason being, it’d be a heck of a lot easier to transport seeds than full grown plants, so the couple plants I have right now, I can do without too much trouble, but any more than that would be pushing it. Once I begin moving into the house though, I can get some seedlings started at least, so once I get settled in the, I can hit the ground running and get some of the superior peppers going.
Oh yes and that reminds me… Many special thanks to Judy, Pepper Joe, and everyone else for the awesome seeds sent my way the last few months. I now have in the range of 30 different breeds of peppers seeds, and I’m gonna have a tough time figuring out which to grow first, even with all the space I’ll have at the house. I may just have to do coin flips for a few of them.