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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:23

KEF - we've had 2.3mm of rain in the last 24 hours. We've got our own mini microclimate here we rarely get any of the bad weather that ends up in Rother Valley before heading North to you. Unfortunately this means the garden isn't getting enough water!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:07

Morning all!  We've had a few drops of rain but nothing interesting yet. Think I really ought tidy up the green house to day.

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:05

I've discovered that by the back door is a real sun trap OL and seems to suit them well. I think I'm only doing so well as the vegetable garden isn't ready yet so I've only had a few plants to care for! Next year I'm sure will be very different. 

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 08:58

Mine all seem to OL - I can take a photo if you want?

Annie - Stacey had me starting mine quite early in the season (compared too for instance my tomatoes) and they've been in the greenhouse ever since. The purple riot has only just started to flower and my chilli willies (not from Stacey) that were germinated a month or so later are only just thinking about producing flower buds.

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:42

I've enjoyed the first *cough* 12 or 16... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:41

Thank you Stacey!  I'm loving growing them - and thanks to your advice not over watering them which would have been my habit otherwise. They're scattered across the greenhouse and plastic greenhouse. Growing quite big now this extended warm weather has given them quite the growth spirt.

KEF - shows you what kind of mind you have! 

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:36

I want to at least try a pasta sauce since my intolerance list is ever expanding but they're just so tasty! Even being right by the kitchen door they rarely make it inside.

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:34

Thanks Stacey - I'd have never even manage to germinate them without your advice! I can't wait to try again with a few I had trouble with next year.

I love the purple riot flowers - they're so beautiful! 

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:05

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_164720_zpsqn29fkcu.jpg

 

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_164657_zpski8pjwtp.jpg

 

The darling KEF sent me some tomato seeds earlier this year - Roma and Dave. They taste wonderful! Trouble is I'm eating them straight off the plant so haven't had the cjance to try making anything with them yet 

 

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:59

The lovely Stacey was so kind as to send me a selection of chilli seeds this year. Here's how they're getting on so far...

1. Pepperocini

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_163934_zpstg5qbxj1.jpg

 2.  Label-us fell-off-us

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_164427_zpsuocvxkse.jpg

 3. Cherry Bomb

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_164041_zps3sij71vv.jpg

 4. Jalapeños

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_164133_zpscd1wqfft.jpg

 5. Purple Riot

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140718_164205_zpsayfh8zjb.jpg

 

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