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25/08/2014 at 12:06

Hi Clarington.

The best way to preserve chillies is to dry them. Thread strong cotton or thin twine through them then hang them somewhere warm and dry until they shrivel and dry up. Don't be tempted to rush this, they must be thoroughly dried before storing in jam jars with a lid, or the like. If not they could go mouldy. Alternatively, you could stuff the fresh chillies into glass containers then cover with olive oil and a lid. Thirdly, you can freeze chillies but they may be a bit on the soggy side when defrosted.

 

25/08/2014 at 13:19

You can also dry them on the plant as long as they are indoors.  Simply stop watering them once they have turned ripe. 

28/09/2014 at 21:24
Well, it was confirmed this weekend that the bhut jolakia I was growing which I thought was too big to be bhut jolakia... Was infact not bhut jolakia!
Pretty gutted I was sold the seeds on eBay claiming that they were when infact they were not!
So I have a question, could anybody point me in the right direction to getting the right seeds from trusted places so next year I don't waste most the year growing something which isn't what it's meant to be?
I have no idea what it is that I've actually grown but they're large chillies with a small amount of heat. I'll upload a picture when I'm next on the computer as I can't do it on my phone (which by the way, if there's a moderator reading this.. It would be a pretty cool idea to add that feature for us phone webbers =) )
Thanks in advance ladies and gents.
05/10/2014 at 16:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61455.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 Here is a PIC of one, anybody any ideas as to what kind it is?

Cheers

06/10/2014 at 00:52
Well, it was confirmed this weekend that the bhut jolakia I was growing which I thought was too big to be bhut jolakia... Was infact not bhut jolakia!
Pretty gutted I was sold the seeds on eBay claiming that they were when infact they were not!
So I have a question, could anybody point me in the right direction to getting the right seeds from trusted places so next year I don't waste most the year growing something which isn't what it's meant to be?
I have no idea what it is that I've actually grown but they're large chillies with a small amount of heat. I'll upload a picture when I'm next on the computer as I can't do it on my phone (which by the way, if there's a moderator reading this.. It would be a pretty cool idea to add that feature for us phone webbers =) )
Thanks in advance ladies and gents.
06/10/2014 at 07:45

Hi Dan - can't help you re the chilli you've grown, but if you start a new thread with a title like 'where can I get specialist chilli seeds' it will have more chance of getting some replies from those who do  know. 

Those look more like the ones you can roast whole or stuff with something don't they?

23/10/2014 at 14:01
Hi dan c sorry I haven't been around I'm not I. The best of health but bhut jolakia seeds are available from South devon chilli farm. They also sell compact plants next year...

Just wanted to pop In and say hi to all and I hope u all have great harvests of chillis. Although mine have suffered a little neglect from me being ill atm they have done so well . They are still outside and ripening with frequent picking some are still even flowering.... Me and Mr g have now developed a drop dead ace amazeballs bbq sauce and with our chipotle and sweet chilli sauce we will be hopefully back selling them next year ( this is not an advert apologies) take care peeps

Laters
23/10/2014 at 14:03

Big love to you Stacey, I don't do chillies but was lovely to read your chilli update 

23/10/2014 at 14:04

Hi Stacey good to see you. Hope your on the mend. Take care, very best wishes love and hugs for a speedy recovery xx Hope LO is well x

23/10/2014 at 14:05

Lots of hugs to you Stacey, and to your family too.  Looking forward to you being restored to health and gardening in time for the next growing season

30/10/2014 at 01:23
Thank you Stacey, I'll have a look into them for next years growing =)
KEF
30/10/2014 at 07:23

Hi Stacey sending you love and letting you know you are never far from our thoughts.

30/10/2014 at 09:45

Hi Stacey, just in case you're looking in. Thinking of you, take care and very best wishes xx

02/11/2014 at 16:55

Hey Stacey! Glad your chillies have produced a good harvest! I've run out of people to give chilli goodie bags too! Looking forward to hearing more about these amazeballs sauces!

02/11/2014 at 23:29

Good to hear from Stacey again 

03/11/2014 at 09:38

Just nipped some washing out on the line to air and returned via the greenhouse with this wee harvest. Is it really November? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63276.jpg?width=274&height=350&mode=max

 

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