The Caretaker's GardenSt. Mary's Cemetery
Meet Baltazar: our Caretaker
Baltazar is our Senior Field Staff and manager of the “Caretaker’s Garden” at
St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Minneapolis.
His garden specialties are peppers and tomatoes.
Baltazar invites you to share the bounty of the “Caretaker’s Garden.”
What was Growing in the Garden?
Check back next year to find out what will be growing!
Sweet Banana Peppers
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Scoville Heat Index: 2,500 – 8,000
Scoville Heat Index: 8,000 – 23,000
Super Chili Peppers
Scoville Heat Index: 40,000 – 50,000
Scoville Heat Index: 50,000 – 140,000
Scoville Heat Index: 800,000 – 1,001,300
‘Better Boy’ Tomatoes
‘Big Boy’ Tomatoes
When can I harvest?
We invite you to share in the bounty of the Caretaker’s Garden.
Following is a guide of when to harvest the produce:
The tomatoes will need to be red and firm before harvesting
Peppers will vary depending on the type:
For those that will turn red: they will become hotter as they turn from green to red.
Banana peppers will turn yellow and firm before they are ready.
It will be 1-2 weeks before any of the peppers are ready to be harvested
Baltazar makes a very fine salsa from the peppers and tomatoes in his garden.
You can find a variety of recipies online for the peppers and tomatoes you find in our garden.
If you have any questions or comments please email firstname.lastname@example.org