Category Archives: Chillies

APRIL–THINGS TO SOW IN THE GREENHOUSE AND GARDEN

April really is one of the busiest months in the vegetable garden lots of things need sowing now not just for the summer but next Autumn and Winter.If you haven’t already sown you hot Chillies its a little late best to buy plants from a specialist.

If your sowing indoors make sure the compost is kept inside for a couple of days to warm up as well,and time to decide what method you are going to use to grow that summer favorite Tomatoes

You can also grow lots of Herbs from seed but for French Tarragon and named Mints again best to buy from a specialist

This month is also the perfect time to be sowing hardy Annual flowers as long as the soil is about 7 degrees(could you bare it on a bare Bum!!!) and i really recommend

The Higgledy Garden Seed Shop.

Franchi Seeds of Italy

Simpson’s Seeds

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SOWING SEEDS IN MODULES

 

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MARCH-THINGS TO SOW IN THE GREENHOUSE AND GARDEN

Time to get your greenhouse or cold frame  working for a living,even if there not heated there are lots of vegetables that benefit from a protected start,and a few produce bigger yields if you ‘multiple seed’ then.

If you haven’t already got you seeds or young plants ordered still plenty of time to get those chooses made

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RESOURCES–Chillies

You only need a single plant to grow enough chillies to make enough “Chilli Powder” to be a useful addition to the kitchen ,but as Chillies take up surprisingly little space and come in a variety of tastes and strengths from mild to blisteringly hot,Its easy to see why its worthwhile growing a variety to use in all sorts of ways.I have grown numerous variety’s over the years and i recommend the ones that have given me the best results but moreover the most fabulous tastes

1.CHILLIES – SOWING AND GERMINATION

2.CHILLIES-OPTIMUM PLANTING FOR MAXIMUM CROPPING

3.CHILLIES-WHY THE CORRECT SIZE CONTAINER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

4.CHILLIES-LATE SUMMER – HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILLIES ARE RIPENING

Once you have your ripe Chillies Here are some ways to preserve them to use throughout the year

a.CHILLIES  PRESERVING YOUR HARVEST

b.How to make Sweet Chilli Jam

c.How to make Harissa using fresh Chillies

 

 

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CHILLIES – SOWING AND GERMINATION

In this film I show you my technique for successfully germinating chilli seeds.  I have found over the years that the attention to detail pays off and gives you a much higher percentage of germination with what can be quite a tricky vegetable.

http://www.greenhousesensation.co.uk/

http://www.simpsonsseeds.co.uk

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