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
Jeepers Reapers Revenge is a sauce I’ve had my eye on for a while if I’m honest. I first came across Daddy Cool’s Hot Sauces at the the Holker Hall Chilli Festival in 2016. I’d heard of the sauces by reputation and I was keen to try them out. I picked up a bottle of Fatalii Attraction while I was at the festival and I loved it. I’ve been wanting to try more from the range since.
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
101 Chillies to Try Before You Die by David Floyd is a book that came out in mid 2016. David is something of a legend in the UK Chilli Scene. It’s probably fair to say that he was instrumental in bringing a lot of the “chilli” things we take for granted today to the forefront. David is also one of the original members of the now defunct Chile Foundry website, one of the first chilli sites I bookmarked. I’m guessing I’m not the only one to do that.
There isn’t really a lot that happens in the North West of England when it comes to proper Chilli Festivals and the like. So when something does pop up I like to try and go. I heard about the Southport Chilli Fiesta just a couple of days before it was due to happen. As it was a nice sunny day (for a change), and my wife was at home (not working for a change) we thought we’d drag the teenage boy out of his room and pop along and see what it was all about.
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!