Introduction to the Chilli Challenge
A while ago Southbourne Gardens started a topic on their own Chilli Challenge with an impressive selection of varieties being trialled this year. I’m going to attempt, on a smaller scale, to join in.
I’ve restricted myself to just 1 hot chilli variety as space is limited and apparently they crop so profusely there’s a danger of drowning in the glut. Of course I’ve never had any success with chillies so can only dream of this level of success but perhaps 2014 is my year. I sourced them from the wonderful Real Seeds as they’re open pollinated and, I hope, more able to produce a crop in less than ideal conditions. I’ll also be able to save my own seeds for the 2015 chilli challenge. I have previously posted about Real Seeds here.
Also chosen is ‘Lemon Drop’ as I was intrigued by the description that there is a slight lemon tang to the flavour which is ideal as we love fajitas.
To finish the group I also got 2 types of sweet pepper.
Interestingly the chilli seedlings are slightly yellow on emerging. I don’t know if is because their fruits will be yellow or whether they just need some more light so they’re now out of the propagator and in a south facing window.
How is everyone else getting on?
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