Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:25
Always good if you have a chilli surplus; they are so versatile! Taste lovely & great nasal clearing powers if you have a cold. Too much and they are a cure for constipation as well (!)
I have grown Habanero, Jalepeno, and birds eye chilli pepper for quite a while and they all freeze great- I just chop them into pieces beforehand and shove in a freezer bag.
"Long" chill peppers also dry well; Make a chilli Ristra! Edible and decoration!
Pick them with the stalk still on, and then sew cotton through the stalk and tie. Tie the individual chilli onto a main stem and hang to dry in a warm dry place.
I am growing "basket of fire" for the first time this year & the plants are amazing- easily grown as a pot plant and they are smothered in chilli peppers- small but made up for in quantity.
Fingers crossed for some September sunshine- My roma toms need to ripen (!)