Here’s my long promised chilli pepper progress update. I have about ten chilli pepper plants, mostly bought as tiny little seedlings. There have been some ups, downs and re-pottings, but now all but a few have fruit on them. Yum! Here are some photos…
Hungarian Wax. These are doing pretty good, a couple of nice big juicy peppers on there! I have seven of my plants on my windowsill, outdoors (no greenhouse cheating here!).
Jalapeño. These have been hard work (very fragile and kept getting attacked by slugs at one point), but this one has some small peppers coming through. I also have two more which are only just starting to look promising. Note the copper tape, to keep pesky slugs away (it works!).
Sweet Red Pepper. This was a 25p salvage job from my local DIY megastore, it’s done great. Look at that nice big fruit. But when will it turn red?
Orange Chilli Pepper. Bought this from my local Scandanavian supermarket for a couple of quid. It already had most of the peppers on it so I can’t take all the credit. Note the coffee grounds used as mulch. I have mulched all my peppers with used coffee grounds, it doesn’t seem to have done them any harm. I believe this one was of Ethiopian origin (the coffee, that is).
Tweet me your chilli pics to @deightongarden, or leave a comment below, I would love to compare how yours are getting on!