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, […]
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 🙂
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 […]
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 […]
You may remember a while back, that I wrote an article about overwintering a chilli plant….for that, I used a Purple Bhut Jolokia as an example.
After changing my sowing date for the 2012 season……
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to save any True To Type seeds, i.e seeds that haven’t been open pollinated,
Ok… it’s the time of year, when a lot of chilli growers are taking the last pods off their plants…and pulling them up for the compost heap, with thoughts already on next season’s growing list.
Bonsai, is the Japanese art of growing small trees in small pots….
When it comes to sowing chilli seeds, we all like to know that the seeds are True To type.