Monday, May 20, 2013

Jalapeno Peppers in The Garden

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I am not a fan of the heat that comes with the Jalapeno pepper, but they have a lot of benefits.

First that have a number of health benefits vitamins such as C and A are present. They have been shown to help prevent migraines, congestion, and may help in weight reduction. Some say they may also play a role in preventing certain types of cancer.

 Jalapeno peppers are growing in my garden right now. Because the smell keeps a lot of bad insects away from my tomatoes, and green peppers. The tomatoes,and green peppers will provide shade for the Jalapeno peppers so it will no dry out. They are also great to help prevent root rot, and other Fusarium diseases. Okra is also a good plant to provide shade for the Jalapeno. It also likes to grow with cucumbers, swiss chard, squash,eggplant, and escarole. You can also plant these herbs with the Jalapeno; basil, rosemary, oregano, and parsley.

Never plant with broccoli, beans, brussle sprouts, cauliflower, fennel, or cabbage. You can also make a tea from this pepper and use it as an insect spray.

While I am not a fan of the heat, it works great in the garden, and others here like the heat. I plan on using them to make some home made salsa. I might also add some to the home made spaghetti sauce I plan to make.

 Do you grow Jalapenos? What have used them for?

This blog was shared on Wildcrafting Wednesday and here.


  1. I love Jalapenos in Texas Caviar and homemade salsa.

  2. I've recently tried jalapenos on pizza... yummy! :)
    Thanks for linking-up, Joyce. :)

  3. We had a ton of jalapenos last year (my husband and oldest love them) and I just didn't know what to do with them. I ended up making some poppers that were soo incredibly good. They weren't too hot and the flavor was awesome. Just wear gloves when you clean them....I learned the hard way last year and had burning hands for an entire night!

    Thanks for sharing on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop....I hope you will join us again next week!
    Kerry From Country Living On A Hill

    1. Thanks for that suggestion Kerry. Would love it if you would share the recipe for the poppers.

  4. I have jalapenos growing, love them in salsa! Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday!