Re: Growin' Yer OwnHere's a "Growin' Yer Own" tip.
Every time you seed a Jap you are throwing away hundreds of "free" jalapenos! Save the seeds and air dry them for about two weeks. You can start drying them on a paper towel and then just put them on a sheet of paper or a paper plate.Then place them in an ordinary mailing envelope marked with the contents. Vacuum seal or store in a cool DRY place. Each seed is at least twenty Japs or more.
The same goes for all peppers and even the high priced Holland colored peppers.
A lot of grocery store varieties are hybrids which do not fare well in planting. The BEST place to hunt for varieties you want are at farmer's markets. Especially ORGANIC farmer's markets. They are all open pollenated varieties and guaranteed to make you happy. You pay a bit more to start but you get your own perpetual seed supply too!
Then of course there are cucumbers, tomatoes, squashes, pumpkins, you get the message?