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So August

They take so long. The peppers are started in a heated greenhouse in March, but since they’re grown outdoors, they really don’t start ripening to these vibrant shades until mid-August. And every year,

March and April feel hopeful;

May doesn’t get any feeling because it’s just a clusterfug of wild chaotic plating;

June, July, and the start of August – growing peppers in New York just seems like a silly pursuit;

But then when they ripen, all that impatient waiting is completely forgotten and I promise myself I’ll do it all again next year. Maybe more peppers next year…

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