Chilli update – the first flowers

So the greenhouse is going mad and this seems to be a trend from the other blogs I read, with it has come an accelerated timeline for a lot of the chillies. The Aneheim, yellow habanero and the Bularian Carrot have all started to flower. Now I’m of the opinion that it’s better to remove…

A week on…

It has been a week since we put out the chilli and tomato plans in the greenhouse, so I went to check up on them yesterday. In hindsight I might have been a bit brave to leave the auto watering systems to their own devices for the first week, but luckily they worked as intended!…

Unexpected but welcomed heat

So we are finally through the worst of the weather this Spring, so I am told, and this last weekend saw an explosion of activity down on the allotment. Not just in plant growth, but in people! Some that I had actually yet to say Happy New Year to turned up. We are lucky, our…

Planting chilies out in the Quadgrows

They say the early bird gets the worm, well this morning the early bird planted chilies!  The study was getting over grown, and the weather is looking stable enough so we threw caution to the wind. Plenty of other people down the allotment already had their tomatoes out so its “probably” ok! When mum and…

It’s nearly time…

  Although recent meteorological events point to the contrary… it’s nearly that time of the year where the serious growing begins. All of the seedlings taking refuge in my house will be able to go forth to their final positions. Im 99% sure my wife will be thankful for this. Im having to rub flowers…

Start your seeds indoors they said…

… It will give you a head start, they said Well it’s definitely done that, but what I forgot to factor in is, seedlings grow… Fast. They then require potting on… Quick. So what lookes like a decent collection of seedlings, quickly turns into a forest and if you don’t have a heated greenhouse or…

The season begins

I’ve been playing around with chilli seeds already, but now more plans are afoot.     I used the downtime to do a bit of tidying and building. The garden this year is going to be more productive, thanks to the arrival of a veg trug on the patio. Looking forward to seeing what can be achieved…

Habanero Hot Sauce

As previously mentioned, work have taken a liking to my chilli growing habits and there is always a chilli based product or two in the fridge at work that can be traced back to my allotment.  As we had started to run low I whipped up a small bottle yesterday to get us through the…