If you have lived in Texas for even a short time, your palate likely craves the spicy taste of chiles as they are a common ingredient in many Central Texas dishes. The jalapeño is desirable because of its crunchy texture, sweet flavor and mild but lingering heat. So, as the August heat sizzles, how can we get some home-grown jalapeño heat?
It’s a well-kept secret that Central Texas’ fall season is a gardener’s favorite time of year. The fall season brings with it cooler nights and days which makes for a mild “second summer.” During this time, you can plant warm-weather vegetables, including jalapeños.
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