Hot Sauce, as many of us know already, is one way that a Chillihead can get a quick fix of their favourite kinds of food. It’s a quick and easy fix to an otherwise bland meal. There are of course lots of sauces out there for you to buy, however there are some of us that want to try and have a go at making our own.
After a little research some can find this a little daunting, especially for someone who just wants a quick go at it. It’s not that it’s especially hard, it’s just the sheer amount of choice of recipes and methods can leave you scratching your head.
Devon Chilli Man Box of Pain. The name says it all. Devon Chilli Man is probably known best in the Chilli Growing Community for being one of the biggest UK growers of Carolina Reapers. But he does grow other interesting Chillies as well, and he’ll happily send you a box in exchange for a few of your hard earned pennies in the form of one of his Boxes of Pain.
I guess this is a follow up to a Blog I posted last year about buying chilli plant seeds from eBay. Except, well, not quite as focused. I’ve bought chilli plants from Garden Centres quite a few times over the past couple of years. Admittedly, it’s a 50 / 50 split on me actually wanting the plant and me not wanting to see a plant suffer the way they tend to do at the end of the season.
Being an Urban Gardner I’m kind of limited to what I can grow, or how I can grow at least. Worst still, my back garden is paved with just a border of soil. Since I’ve been growing I’ve been using Plastic Greenhouses, as the strap line says; I got a Greenhouse for my 40th Birthday and these are my adventures with it.
Devon 7? A strawberry based hot sauce from the Devon Chilli Man you say? Well, I’ll have some of that! After discovering the Devon Chilli Mans peach sauce, Smack m’ Peach Up was just as delicious as I’d hoped I was soon back on his website looking for more tasty treats for my taste bud. Continue reading →
Each year I’ve grown chillies I’ve ended up with what I (and others) refer to as “runts”. These are the plants that make it best seedling stage and then kind of get stuck. They only grow so far. I’ve always just left them to it, figuring that’s the way it was. Turns out, I might have been wrong… Continue reading →
So, I learnt a new word yesterday – Oedema. In the three years or so I’ve been growing Chilli plants I’ve never once come across this. It’s a disease that can happen when plants take up more water than they can actually handle and there is a lot of humidity in the air