Kitchen Mini Hot Tomato Red Pepper
Buy. Eat. Repeat!
The NEW Kitchen Minis™ collection includes tabletop vegetable plants consumers can grow inside on a sunny windowsill or counter without a garden! They can also be grown outside on a patio table.
Easy-to-grow Kitchen Minis encourage consumers to harvest and enjoy their own homegrown vegetables, then when the plant is finished fruiting, buy a fresh plant to harvest from every few weeks!
- Plant benefits from being grown dry. Support fruit weight by inserting sticks close to the central stem at the time of flowering.
- Deliciously sweet, thick-walled, vibrant red, orange and yellow snack peppers taste great eaten right off the plant, chopped up in a salad or grilled.
Kitchen Minis is a new line of miniature potted vegetables that folks can grow inside on a sunny countertop or out on a patio table. And considering that most of America has had to put their outdoor vegetable gardens on hold for the cold months, having some choices for what to grow indoors is extremely useful. I should add that the Kitchen Minis line isn’t necessarily new. It’s been around in Europe (Denmark, specifically) for a few years.
Kitchen Minis Benefits
What makes the Kitchen Minis varieties different from your run-of-the-mill vegetable varieties for your outdoor garden?
Naturally compact habit. This means that the folks who grow these plants for sale aren’t using chemical growth regulators—good for the environment and good for you.
Breeding focus on taste. Usually when your breeding efforts concentrate in one area—say, pest resistance in roses—something else is lost, such as fragrance. Concentrating on Kitchen Minis’ compact habit hasn’t resulted in any diminishing of the fruits’ taste.
Shelf life at retail. When plants are shipped from the big commercial grower to your local garden store and then sit on the bench, they often undergo lots of stress; e.g. they aren’t watered as regularly, or are sitting on a rack and might not be getting ideal light. Kitchen Minis can handle that stress. Which is good for you, the consumer, because you are starting off with a great plant.
Bringing Variety to the Indoor Veggie Garden
The “veggies” I’ve seen touted for growing on windowsills and countertops are usually herbs, which are compact naturally and kept small by pinching when you need them in recipes. The Kitchen Minis line offers vegetables that actually produce fruit. The first batch of varieties introduced into the line have been hot and sweet peppers. They have 12 different pepper varieties, in fact, and in a range of colors from bright yellow to dark red. Height is about 6-14 inches, depending on the variety.
Directions for care:
Plant in Sun (at least 6 hrs of sun)
Space 10-12″ (25-30cm) apart
Grows 6-8″ (15-20cm) tall by 6-8″ (15-20cm) wide
Place plant in a brightly light area. Keep soil damp and avoid plant wilting
**** Crops take 8 weeks to be ready for production July 22-29th****** They are sold first come first serve and we have always sold out.