Chilli Challenge September Update
Still playing a bit of catch up here is the September update on the chillies. I think I said in the last post that things were starting to look a bit frayed around the edges. Well I might have to back track on that because the cooler weather seems to have suited the plants enormously, especially the Aji Limon which are currently looking very healthy indeed. There’s been no change in the feeding and watering regime so it can only be the temperature. I’d be interested to know what everyone else is finding.
And after complaining about the fruit being unripe finally we are all red with a bit of yellow thrown in for good measure. I think my favourite at the moment has to be the Scotch Bonnet, I love the crenulated shape and waxy skin. We didn’t grow this plant from seed but picked it up from Victoriana Nursery Gardens as an extra. Maybe one to try for next year. Of course the Aji Limon is interesting because of it’s colour as it the Vampire which is a particularly dark, rich shade of red.
The Cayennes are all picked and we’re drying them to chop into chilli flakes. I’m finding this a lengthy process. So if you have any tips I’m keen to know. Otherwise I’ll be looking back to the very first Chilli Challenge post written back in January and getting the cookery books out for recipe inspiration and making some packs up to give as gifts. A busy month ahead ensuring all the effort doesn’t go to waste.
Thank you for reading.