Pimientos Padrón Project – Part 1
It is that time of the year again! When I get enthusiastic about planting something on my mini balcony. This time I’ll try to be more practical and instead of going with jungle sized tomato and bell pepper plants that simply won’t have enough space to grow, I have planted little Padrón pepper seeds. These will hopefully produce cute little green peppers that can be consumed fried in olive oil and sprinkled with coarse sea salt – I have tried it in Spain and fell in love with this truly flavorful and easy to prepare dish.
I picked up the seeds at a store at the Barcelona airport last year. Couple of weeks ago I planted them in a biodegradable egg carton – separated the top of the carton, lined it with a plastic bag and placed the other half of carton on top. Filled the compartments about 3/4 with soil, placed 2 seeds into each compartment and topped with a little more soil. Placed the whole thing in the windowsill, watered it every day and waited patiently 🙂
And voilá! About 2 weeks later, the first mini plants appeared:
Growing stronger and taller every day!
Click here for part 2!