The banana peppers are another first this year. After ordering sub sandwiches with banana peppers, we found we liked them. Then we bought some in a jar and Sharon began putting them on our homemade pizzas. Good again. Now we’re trying some fresh ones – fun to grow but we haven’t decided if we like the fresh ones or pickled ones better. Pickled peppers are winning so far, so Sharon will probably pickle them.
“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he (Jesus) departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” Mark 1:35
I won’t try to stretch things and make a connection between the verse and growing banana peppers. The verse just made me stop while reading. If Jesus was strengthened by prayer (and communion with the Father and Spirit), prayer is certainly expected, necessary and worthwhile for us.