Chilli update / Pepper progress / Capsicum conquests

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…

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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!).

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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!).

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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?

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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!

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