Eye catching chillies

Although we haven't tried one yet to test how hot it is, the Basket of Fire chilli peppers have not taken too much looking after throughout the season. Although they have quite a long growing period (we sowed them back in January!) they have grown away nicely in their containers, just needing some water/a bit... Continue Reading →

Colourful capsicums

Since the last update, the peppers have just kept coming. It's helped by the warm sunny weather, meaning the peppers are ripening fast. Within a week, the D'Asti Giallo pepper has completely ripened. I'm extremely proud of my first ever homegrown bell pepper! In connected news, the next one is ripening. So fingers crossed this... Continue Reading →

Peppers: indoor vs outdoor growing

So it turns out peppers prefer to be grown indoors, or at least it gives them a head start over their outdoor counterparts. Although the ones that are growing outdoors are starting to set some fruits, there are definitely lots more on the plants in the greenhouse, and the peppers are generally larger. This is... Continue Reading →

The peppers are starting to set

We have peppers and chillies! They may not have long set, but they are definitely starting to take shape. These are the Basket of Fire chillies which have got quite a few chillies forming now, and lots more flowers still to be pollinated! We feel like they already look very spicy!! Next up, we've got the Redskin which... Continue Reading →

Potting up our peppers

It's that time of year where everything is growing really fast. Despite commenting in our previous blog posts about how slowwww peppers are to grow (which I still stand by overall!), they have really got a wiggle on the past couple of weeks and were ready to pot on. Although it's often tempting, you should try... Continue Reading →

Putting some of the time I’m not spending commuting to good use

We've been a bit quiet on here for the past few months - we bought our first house last October, and a lot of our time since then has been spent doing various bits and pieces to do with the renovation of that! We won't bore you with too much of the detail, but hope... Continue Reading →

This year’s trio of peppers

We've tried growing three types of peppers this year: Padrons, Macchu Picchu and Snackbite. As an experiment, we have been growing some of each at our respective houses. A month or so back, the peppers needed potting up from their 3" pots. We potted them up at this point into 4" pots in multipurpose compost. Although it doesn't... Continue Reading →

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