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Clarington
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LOL Stacey, I hope I get good plants/fruits too, I have never had much success before and when I did get chillies on something ate them!!!! 

Wasn't me!!

Orchid Lady

LOL Clari, it was mice and when I was cleaning the GH our at the end of summer I found a load of half eaten chillies under the pots!!  They went overnight, one day they were there, I went to collect a couple for tea and they were all gone!!!  Little monkeys 

Stacey Docherty

Wow mice really!!!! Nothing touches mine apart from a friend of mine who has a ridiculous heat tolerance and just eats them raw off the plant

Jamie DJay

sorry about not getting back to you stacey, i havent been online... right, i made a make shift greenhouse and 'heatmat', the temperature of the 'heatmat' gets really warm! so warm i cant leave it on over night incase i wake up to no house! i leave it on about 16hours of the day though... could my seeds have died by now? i mean theyve been potted since the beginning of feb and i have nothing happening, even the cayennes and jalapenos seem to be doing nothing.

Orchid Lady

I presume it was mice Stacey, whatever it was they obviously weren't keen on the chillies and wasted the lot...that was the most annoying part!!

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Stacey Docherty

Jamie I wouldn't say your seeds have died if they have been kept In moist compost they just probably haven't had the right optimal growing conditions.... However that said I may be tempted to sow another batch in case they are no longer viable.. Start a fresh with your new invention. Do you have more seeds? If not I could send you some and would be happy to do so ( I take it u like the hot varieties!) it's up to you but I couldn't say if they would/wouldn't germinate.....

scroggin

What methods do people use to store their chillies, we have tried drying and freezing both work ok, have seen chillies in oil in the shops, has anyone here had experience of this method. We grow ours indoors on the windowsills so tend to grow the small compact types.

Jamie DJay

I'll leave it to the end of the month and start again, I have a couple of seeds left which is why I have been on top of the ones i've already sown. I cant really buy seeds here in cyprus, they haven't really caught up with the spicyness yet!! so it would be great if you could send me some hot seeds please! have you started you batch for this tear yet?

Jamie DJay

scroggin - i make hot sauce out of mine aswell as freezing them. Last year I dried my cayenne peppers and made homemade cayenne pepper. If you have loads of chillies, experimenting with hot sauces is a good way to use some up, or personally i'd just freeze them for later on...

Jalepeneos pickle well and remain firm. Put whole into jars and cover with pickling vinegar. Use in salads and for cooking.
Orchid Lady

I am planning on using some of mine for chilli jam and I'm going to dry and dry some to make chilli flakes  That's if I get some chillies at all of course 

I 'glamourize' my olive oil by decanting some into a large bottle with a couple of chillies, a home grown bay leaf, a couple of home grown garlic cloves and some whole black peppers. The olive oil is then used for frying stuff, and in my salad dressing. It adds a little piquancy to everything.

Stacey Docherty

I have an excellent book called too many chillies with a variety of pickling,oil, sauce and jam recipes as well as dry rub recipes..... How are people chillies doing 


 Here's a tray of mine... Cherry bomb, satans kiss, scorpion, pepperoncini and poblano.... The others still under plastic are friars hat, fatalli and a long joe!!! They have been in a cooler end so have left them covered and will now put them almost against the radiator!!

Stacey Docherty

Lol get ur trays somewhere warmer or double bag!!!

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Orchid Lady

They have lids on but they aren't secured on, although I know the humidity has been retained as it gets all condensation on.  They have been in the sun all day as the window sill gets sun from about 11 and it gets really hot, which is why I use it. My sweet peas were up in 6 days and there wasn't even much sun then 

Orchid Lady


 Here they are, all 3 trays and a GW mag to keep them company 

Orchid Lady

I've moved them over night to get some warmth in the morning, should have done it earlier while the heating was on 

Orchid Lady


 I have babies, just  Yipppppeeeeeeeee 

Clarington


 Awful quality as the flash was bouncing off the plastic but you can see my chillies and tomatoes that have appeared.