Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pot of Peppers For Good Luck

Many years ago after I graduated from the University of Mississippi, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Thailand and Laos for 7 1/2 years. The Thais and Laotians traditionally have very hot (as in hellfire and damnation) peppers growing near their front doors for good luck plus handy plucking to add fresh to ALL of their meals. I like to grow them as ornamentals only since I can no longer eat very spicy food. Of course, if they bring us good luck and keep bad spirits away from the front door, that is an added bonus too.

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