Growing tips

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, […]

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 πŸ™‚

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 […]

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 […]

Overwintered Purple Bhut Jolokia……

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.

2013 Starts Today !!!!…..

After changing my sowing date for the 2012 season……

Growing Plants From Cuttings.

If you haven’t been fortunate enough to save any True To Type seeds, i.e seeds that haven’t been open pollinated,