My garden today: Chiles are in!
Chile peppers are so easy to grow - it's just important to let them ripen. You can certainly eat them green and they will be milder although somewhat sharp. Letting them ripen (usually to red or brown) increases the heat but also sweetens them. In fact, Sweet Heat is one of my favorite peppers. It has just the right mix.
Make sure to give them full sun and plenty of moisture since they are fairly shallow rooted. And, be prepared to prop them up with a tomato or perennial cage. If they have large peppers, they will droop and may break.
Ornamental peppers are also edible but incredibly hot so choose them with care for culinary use.
Check out the recipe for fresh garden salsa in the Recipes section.