No one likes a dull revolution.
And to make sure the Rogue Farms Grow Your Own revolution never gets dull or flavorless, we planted our first crop of jalapeño peppers.
240 plants. One-quarter acre. We dug each hole and planted each pepper pot by hand.
Left: Chatoe Rogue manager Natascha with the yet-to-planted Rogue Farms jalapeños. Right: We planted them in raised garden beds next to the new chicken coop.
The peppers that will grow from these plants are rated 6132 Scoville Heat Units. Just the right amount of spice for future batches of Rogue Farms Chipotle Ale and Spirits.
Although it takes longer to do it this way, we planted each pepper pot by hand. The more work we put in to growing our ingredients, the more we know about them.
And here’s what it’s all about. Bright red peppers fresh from the farm, then smoked and brewed. This photo is from last year’s experimental pepper patch. Although no one associates Western Oregon with spicy food, Rogue Farms experiments proved that jalapeño peppers will grow very well here.