The Chilli Challenge July Update
We have chillies! Just one or two as they ripen, but chillies nonetheless. I’ve spent the last couple of days at the plot taking the photographs for this post and find my self utterly fascinated by them, the flowers, the shape of the fruit, how it changes colour and having lived with these plants since January I’m feeling really rather attached to them. You may remember that this is really Derek’s project rather than mine so it’s a bit of a turnaround for me.
Our only disappointment are the Hot Paper Lanterns that we bought to replace the Habaneros. We do have fruit but the plants look sickly. I was chatting to Mario, who runs the vegetable garden at Wisley, and he thinks we may have a fungal infection that is eating away at the stem. All thoughts greatly appreciated. We also have some pest damage to some of the plants and fruit, I can’t find the obvious source of this so again if anyone has any ideas.
From top to bottom the photographs show:
- Hungarian Hot Wax
- Aji Limon
- Kung Pao
I’ve just made a fresh tomato salsa with one of the Cayennes to pep up the cheese omelettes we’re having for dinner this evening, eggs and chillies go together well in all forms, suffice to say it’s hot. A spicy couple of months coming up I think.
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