This is my first year gardening. I live in western Washington and it’s been a wet year…but I have several long green cayenne peppers on my plant….green not red. I fear the rains will be starting in about a week…if I pick the peppers will they ripen? And how do I dry them? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
If they are mature enough they will ripen after being picked. I usually just string them on some sewing thread with a needle and hang in a warm place with plenty of airflow. They make beautiful decoration, but if you leave them in the sun (i.e. hanging in the window), the color does fade.