The Chilli Challenge August Update
In the interests of continuity I always look back on the previous month’s update before I start to write this post. What’s changed since last month? I can’t lie; not a lot. Flicking through the pictures I took a couple of days ago it becomes all too obvious that as far as the chillies are concerned we’re at a standstill. Yes, there are quite a few cayenne peppers but with the number of plants under cultivation I expected to be picking basketfuls by now. Frustrating when we’ve got lots of things we want to be using them for.
The photographs really tell the story, the light, not so bright and the leaves fading and a bit ragged as we move into September. What we did do last weekend was to move all the plants in pots back into the greenhouse in preparation for cooler night time temperatures. A bit more of an undertaking than we realised with four, metre and a half gravel trays. Removing the gravel, washing them down, putting them in the green house replacing the gravel and so on. We then set up an irrigation system to keep them watered and will continue with the feed.
The photographs show from top to bottom.
- Kung Pao
- Hugarian Hot Wax and Padron
- Scotch Bonnet
- Poblano and Aji Limon
And so it goes on!
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