After putting them in the ground, the pepper plants needed little else besides the occasional weeding and watering. After the peppers turned red, I picked them and strung them on a piece of thread to dry. Make sure your drying area is well-ventilated and warm.
Preserving & Processing
After the peppers are dry, you can pulverize them in a food processer. This year I will be using my Vitamix Dry container to make the chili powder.