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
Repairing broken chilli plant branches is something that we all have to do from time to time. No matter how much love we give our plants, accidents do sometimes happen. 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
So. This hasn’t been my greatest year when it comes to Blogging my Adventures with my Greenhouse(s). I’ve a fairly good excuse, to be fair. While my year started off fairly well, as always in my three years of growing, disaster struck. Continue reading
Well, April has practically gone already. April of course is the Anniversary of my first growing endeavours. I’m now into my third year of growing my own and I still don’t know if I’m any good at it. But, I enjoy it and that is all that matters!
It’s March – Time to get those seeds in the ground folks! Oh, wait. I already did that. Guess that’s what happens when you’ve no patience. But, even if I was early it’s a good time to talk a little look at where I’m up to and if I need to do anything.
Chilli Names. Without doubt, one of the most confusing things about growing chillies is the name of them. We seemingly can’t even decide on a name for the fruit itself. Depending on your region, you might call it a Chili, Chile, Chilli or even Pepper.
One of the problems with planting seeds as early as I did this year is that technically it’s not warm enough or light enough to be starting to grow things. I’m lucky in that I’ve good size windowsills that have radiators under them so I generally get away with it. But this year I’ve run into a small problem. Leggy seedlings.
Well. I’m not off to the best start with Blogging this year, two weeks into the New Year and not one post? Tch! I’m an Amateur.
Oh yeah, I am 😀
Anyhows – I’m proud to announce that on the 1st of January this year I got my sow on!