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Root Tower……

I have recently become friends with a guy named Andy Finch…….. nothing amazing about that, happens to people all the time. However, not only is Andy an amiable guy, he is also one of the top Hydroponic experts in the country, as well as the guy pulling the strings and levers at hanginggardenuk.com an established company in […]

Crossing/Breeding chillis

There are 1000’s of varieties of chillis available, and a great portion of these, are Hybrids,…. which means Two varieties have cross pollinated. This happens quite naturally most of the time, through natural movement of the plants, or via insect pollination. However, a lot of the time, it is done on purpose by the grower, […]

I’m Back !!!!

Yes folks….I’m back……. I apologise for my temporary disappearance, but I had some things going on, that prevented me from having the time to sit down and write. However, hopefully I can now keep the blog updated from now on. So….just a quick update………Last season was an excellent one for me….all my plants stayed healthy, […]

Guest Blogger….

I read loads of blogs, covering many different subjects. Most of them are chilli related or cover gardening in general. One blog I go back to time after time is The Forget-me-Not Cultivation Blog written by a lady called Sophie Cussen. This lady really knows her stuff around the garden, and her blog is very […]

Quadgrow To Wilma Conversion…….

This is something I decided to do a while back, convert one of my Quadgrows into a 4 pot Wilma system. I was going to wait until the end of the growing season to do it, ready for next season….. however, I bought the bits I needed, and went ahead and did it today 🙂

Liquid Gold….

A couple of weeks ago, a few of my plants were looking like they needed a little extra nutrition. Instead of racing off to the garden centre and spending even more hard earned cash, I decided to use something I tried a few years ago…. Liqud Gold….. yes folks… URINE !!!   I know a […]

GROWING MEDIA & NUTRITION

One topic that has cropped up quite a few times in the last couple of weeks, in conversation and on the Firefoods forum, is what is the best growing media for chilli plants ? There are loads of different types, from specialist composts to clay balls….peat free, coir etc etc. Now some people will have […]

Howdy folks ….!!!!

As you know, my season started on Halloween night when I made my first sowings…..not a lot has really happened between then and now, except for lovingly caring for, and feeding my young plants. Apart from the fact that I lost a full tray of seedlings over Christmas !!! Other things going on, and I […]

It’s Been A While !!!!!

Well folks….as the title of this says, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I won’t bore you with the reasons…suffice to say I haven’t been well. Anyway, what’s been going on the past couple of months ? Well….I helped my best mate Woody from Firefoods, at both the BBC Good Food Show & […]

Growing chilli plants under lights…..

As I have mentioned before…growing chillis can be an all year round hobby, with the use of growing lights. Now before I go any further, can I just say….. this is by no means a tutorial, or how-to guide, it is just me passing on some ideas that have worked for me over the last […]