Hi. I am brand new to this site, and also to vegetable gardening. I did my first garden this year and it has been quite fun and adventurous.
I got some pepper plants at the plant store which were supposed to be mild. The plants have remained strangely miniature, and started growing cute little green peppers. Then the green peppers started turning yellow/orange. I didn't know if this was normal??
Anyway, I picked a few tonight to put in some spaghetti sauce. Luckily, I tasted one before I put it in the sauce, and OH MY GOD!!! I spit it out as soon as it hit my tongue, but it still felt like my tongue was on fire! I had to rinse my tongue under cold running water for like 5 minutes, and then ate some ice cream. I am finally feeling recovered.
So, what have I grown? Is it possible these are habeneros? They are about 2 inches tall, yellow/orange and the skins are pretty thin. Eek!
P.S. I just remembered I sprayed cayenne spray on my tomatoes to keep the squirrels away. Maybe I put it on the peppers too and it didn't come off when I washed them? I don't think so, this is MUCH hotter than cayenne, although I might go lick one of my tomatoes to make sure that its not the spray I was tasting.