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!
As I didn’t have the best of luck growing super hot chillies this year. I needed to some how feed my addiction. But what to do? You can’t just pop to the local Tesco and pick some up whenever you feel like it. Or, well. You kind of can. But that’s not the point. It looks like I’ll be needing to be buying super hot chillies this year!
Overwintering Chillies is all part and parcel of growing them. It’s just that it’s kind of brutal. But, we’ve had a couple of frosts this year already and some plants have taken it badly. I’ve binned more than I care to count now. So, time to try and save the rest!
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.