STARTING WITH CHILLIS – WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE? PLANTS OR SEEDS?

 

THE WHOLE REASON FOR ALL THAT TIME AND EFFORT

My picture above of last years’ crop of chilis is what you will hopefully be looking at  6 to 9 months after sowing your chilli seeds mid to late February.

They require  a long growing season so you need to start them as early as possible.  The most important things you need to start seeds early in the year are without doubt heat and light.  If you can’t provide this or you intend to grow less than a dozen chilies or would like to try a few different varieties without the expense for packet of seeds for just one plant, then I would strongly recommend that you buy them as plants from a specialist supplier. Continue reading STARTING WITH CHILLIS — WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE? PLANTS OR SEEDS?

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Tomatoes seed or plants which to choose

 

Lets be honest more of us grow tomatoes than any other greenhouse crop, but for so many the results are disappointing! Continue reading Tomatoes seed or plants which to choose

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BiOLOGICAL WARFARE WHY CHILLIS ARE HOT!!!

 

 

It’s the heat that were after let’s be honest it’s why we all grow chilies!

The problem is that this search for heat has now become so extreme that quite a few of the chilies available would be classed as biological weapons one of my favourite quotes comes from Lloyd Matheson  of the  University of Iowa who said “capsaicin is so powerful that chemists who handle the crystalline  powder must work in a filtered tox room in full body protection. The suit has a closed hood to prevent inhaling the powder. It’s not toxic but you will wish you were dead if you inhale it”. Continue reading BiOLOGICAL WARFARE WHY CHILLIS ARE HOT!!!

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