And, so, once again. Yet again. I find myself in the postion of pretty much wondering why I bother. My growing attempts with little pieces of plastic.
They never seem to go well. And this year is already shaping up to the same as every other. Yes, yes – Thanks to Storm Emma, my Polytunnel proved itself to be just as suscepitble to the elements as every practically every other greenhouse I’ve owned.
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.
And this is where the Chilli Experience Hot Sauce Making Kit comes in.
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.
The 2017 growing season is coming to an end. Some might say it’s already ended. Some, like me are desperately hoping for a last minute wave of sun.
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 the fruits of my plants have started to appear, the trouble is, I don’t know what most of them are, thanks to my accident earlier in the year. And yes, I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record with that…
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