The Chilli Challenge June Update

Here we are right at the end of June. How did that happen?  As to be expected now we’re into mid Summer things have really taken off. We made a decision to empty the cold frames completely because of the heat.  The Cayenne, Ancho and Kung Po chillies are now planted right at the front of the plot whilst all the other varieties are in gravel trays at the side of the greenhouse, where whilst they might not get full sun all day the do get some protection from the easterly wind that often affects us.

Hungarian Hot Wax

Vampire Chili

Cayenne Chilli

These plants have also been potted on one final time either into seven/eight inch pots or eight litre polythene pots which we’re using for the first time this year.

Habanero Chilli

Ancho Chilli

Hungarian Hot Wax

All the plants are being fed weekly and we now have flowers and fruit on the Hungarian Hot Wax, Cayenne and Ancho and the rest look as if they are on the verge of coming into flower.

From top to bottom in these pictures you’re seeing Hungarian Hot Wax, Vampire, Cayenne, Habañero, a tiny Ancho and Hungarian Hot Wax again.

I hope to be doing some cooking in the next month.

As usual If you’d like to add a link to your chilli blog posts in the comments then please do.


A post script; since the blog move to self hosted I find myself unable to leave comments on some Blogger blogs, specifically those that don’t have the Name/URL option.  If anyone knows how to overcome this I’d be really grateful if you could tell me what I need to do.


I’m linking this post to Annie’s How Does Your Garden Grow over at her blog Manneskjur.





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4 Responses to “The Chilli Challenge June Update”

  1. Sue garrett June 30, 2014 @ 7:04 pm (#)

    The leaf in the second photo is different.

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — June 30th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

      I think the chilli will be a very dark purple Sue. Interesting to know how the pigment works.

  2. Annie @ Manneskjur July 7, 2014 @ 6:59 am (#)

    I’ve such a hankering for homemade salsa now! What’s you favourite way to use them Victoria?
    No idea on the Blogger blog commenting thingy I’m afraid, but I do know others are having the same problem – little help but a bit of solidarity, if I hear any way around it I’ll shout.
    We’re meeting up at Wisley on Monday 28th if you are free? Kids in tow as ever, Ozzy was very taken with you!
    Thanks for joining in again x

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — July 8th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

      I was thinking a salsa. When we’ve had them in the past the heat can be quite variable.  

      Yes I’ll be there on the 28th. Your children are a delight, it’ll be lovely to see them. Let me know if you’d like me to do the picnic. It just never occurred to me last time.

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