Last year I attempted to grow a couple of chilli plants from seed with little success. Reasons why? I started them too late and didn’t give them enough light and heat. Spring last year wasn’t particularly warm which didn’t help matters and even summer wasn’t hot for very long.
Anyway. Lessons learnt (chillies won’t develop grow well in a shed, no matter how many windows it has) this year I’m growing chillies again but I hope to get their growing conditions right. A few weeks ago I picked up a mini greenhouse from Wilkinsons on offer for £25, as a temporary measure until I get a polytunnel – I’ll save that for a later post! The greenhouse isn’t up yet so and it’s still too cold out, so I started some seeds off in a propagator at home.
As you can see from the picture above I got a little carried away when I saw all the varieties of chillies available at Premier Seeds on Ebay. So I have a lot of varieties but I do use chillies a lot in my cooking . Adding them to fajitas, chilli con carne, stir fries, soups and curries – I LOVE CHILLIES!
Here’s my list of varieties:
Pepperoni Corno Di Toro Rosso
Mini Belle Red
Super Chilli F1
I really hope I get a decent harvest so I can use them throughout the year fresh and dried. I would love to know your top tips for growing chillies! Let me know which varieties you’re growing 🙂