Kennyso, I collect ripe ornamental peppers
without ever touching them, because I just can't stand wearing gloves.
So - I roll down the edges of a small paper bag,
to keep the top open nice and wide,
then, with my trusty clippers in hand, I simply snip
the fully ripe peppers
and let them fall directly into the bag.
**It's important to select peppers
that are completely ripe,
**be sure not to fill each bag more than a single layer deep,
or the peppers
will get moldy before they can dry properly.
I label the bag, and set it aside in a dry location,
leaving the top open so that the peppers
By planting time, they will be nicely dried out,
then I just sort of crumble them, right through the bag,
again without ever touching them.
I close the top of the bag, wrap it in a soft kitchen towel
roll over the towel and all with a rolling pin.
I don't worry about separating the pepper
skins from theseeds
, I just sprinkle from the bag directly into my planting trays.
:wink: Hope that helps.