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Pick them as soon as they are as ripe as you want them. They won't get any bigger, and too many fruit will restrict the formation of more fruit. If you live in a dry climate, then @Brian's suggestion of hanging them up is definitely the way forward, and is very traditional in places like New Mexico. @Kate's dehydrator should work in a humid climate, but ...


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Harvest them before they freeze, or the resulting mushiness will ruin everything and they will rot. Jalapenos are picked green - if you leave them on the plant they will turn red, which isn't bad, just unexpected. I llke to pickle jalapenos. I add a little turmeric and onion flakes to hot vinegar, use a cold pack technique, and process them well. The ...


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I live in Delaware and have already harvested my jalapeno and chili peppers. If you do nothing but leave them on the dining room table, some of the green peppers will ripen to red, some will dry out (get wrinkly, but remain edible), and many will start rotting or growing mold. You can freeze them whole or sliced, but I prefer drying. I dry the chili peppers ...


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I dry my peppers by stringing them up with a needle and thread and then I hang them in the opening between our kitchen and porch which has a wood burning stove in it. After a couple weeks the peppers are dry enough to store in bags or jars. I've done this with Thai Chilies and Tabasco Peppers.


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Appallingly, I've just harvested a chilli plant I let dry out and die, and then left for so long that the chillies simply dried out on the plant! Not an ideal approach, and only of any use if you aren't hoping to get a second year from your plant, but it was a very low effort way to preserve them!


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Chilis are best harvested before they have fully ripened. Else, the mush could destroy the entire plant. As for storage purposes, simply use an everyday container like a glass jar or plastic box that you find in your kitchen and ensure it is airtight and moisture-free. I heard that some people actually wrap their chilis in newspaper to absorb the moisture ...


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Many chili pepper varieties will get stress cracks to let you know that they are done growing even if their color hasn't changed. Flaming jade serranos will turn red in a few days in a paper bag. Jalafuego jalapenos usually need to start turning color on plant before finishing in bag. Habaneros and tomatoes produce a lot of ethylene(gas given off during ...


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As others have said - pick them before a frost/cold. I make hot sauce with the peppers and I also I slice my habaneros and freeze them in baggies. You can cover the plants with a low tunnel/low hoop house to extend the season a little bit. I have also dug up a plant or two and brought it into my sun porch to extend the season.


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It also looks like this is planted in a plastic tub. Does it have drainage holes? If not, you should repot it into something more appropriate with drainage holes. No drainage will definitely contribute to water problems.


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I do no know if it over-watered. But if you are not sure, I really think it is one of the problems. They likes dry places. More dry more spicy, and the chilies have not so much water as tomatoes (same family). Do no worry, it will not die, if it will not have water for one week or so (depending on your climate), and you will clearly see if it asks you for ...


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Completely normal, sweetie!! The colors change as they ripen into the dark reds.


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