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!
Well. It’s been a while since I did an update post. Unfortunately, there is a good reason for that. Not really a lot to update on. The season is coming to a close and while I see an almost endless stream of posts on Facebook and Twitter from fellow growers I just seem to be standing around with my hands on my hips looking a bit bewildered.
Well. It’s been a while since I took stock of what I had growing, I really don’t know any more as I lost some plants in the farce that was my first Greenhouse build of the year and it’s subsequent destruction, even some of the ones I saved lost their labels so I don’t know what they are :-/
So, if you follow me on my Facebook Page or my Twitter Feed then you might have noticed that last Sunday I posted up that I’d built my first Greenhouse of the year. I’d taken pictures, done my bit so I could write a blog about the start of this years “Adventures with a Greenhouse” and all that. But then I started feeling a little ill and came down with a bad cold, so it got put off till I felt more like it, but then, three days later, this happened…
Well. Bad times. My beloved Greenhouse was a victim of the latest storm to batter our fair isle sometime this morning 🙁
As I managed to successfully overwinter Stumpy last year, I thought I’d have a go at doing it again this year with some other plants, as I’ve mentioned several times already I was late planting mine this year and they’ve only just started to grow really. So, to make sure I’ve got a good head start on next year with growing Chillies, it’s the best option to take what I’ve got already!
Hip hip hip hooray!
Despite the doom, gloom and general acceptance of the upcoming end of the growing season of my last post, the sun is out in late September!
Of course, I took advantage of this and shoved my plants out in to the sun for a little push!
I’m painfully aware that we’re approaching the end of the growing season, just as I seem to be getting going. I always knew that I was late starting, don’t get me wrong I’ve always known I probably wouldn’t see much of a crop this year but now that it’s becoming a reality, not going to lie – I feel a bit let down.
HA! – It’s taken AGES, but, one of my Chenzo Chillies has ripened!