chillies

Chilli update

I brought my chillies in a while back. I thought that the fruit on the Padrons would keep growing and I would get a really good late crop from the one that was loaded. That didn’t happen. The tiny fruits just turned red and the plant went brown and crispy. […]

Chillies and paltry swede harvest

Right, that’s the last of the chillies snuck home from the plot. That gives me 12 plants to start with, and I’m hoping to still have about 4 round about February time. My care being a little iffy… All of the ones at home have lots of aphids, either brown […]

Great Chilli Rescue

It was a very quick trip this morning to start the Great Chilli Rescue – sneaking pots of plants into the flat and onto the landing. I brought home 3 […]

Aubergine flower!

Woo-hooo! I have an aubergine flower! Just when I was giving up on them too. So back into the cave they went last night, and the cape gooseberries are now outside in my Pot Paradise with my overspill chillies, rhubarb, blackcurrants and lovely, lovely horseradish. A few of the lemon […]

Maracas at the ready

This update has theme music….get those maracas moving & start humming Guatanamera because I have: …3 habaneros, oh yes! and 2 jalapenos….(repeat to fade) Makes up for the fact that my carefully pre-soaked boltardy were probably drowned rather than soaked and my sweetpeas are cursed. I’ve got some cosmos coming up and […]