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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Chillie Peppers.
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2013, 11:52:50 am »
That is a beautiful crop Bodger  :sunshine:
 
My crop of chillies wasn't bad this year, considering I forgot about them and they were mostly left in 2 1/2" pots  :D   The ones I planted out in the greenhouse got spider mite but have cropped fine.  In previous years I have grown them in the soil in the polytunnel, on the south-facing side, as they need loads of sun to develop their full flavour and here in the south of Scotland they have done amazingly well.
 
I mostly use them in chutney, which we like hot, and stews and soup which we prefer well flavoured but not too hot.
 
This year I wrote labels for each plant with the expected heat as well as the variety as I knew I wouldn't remember which were hot when it came round to harvest.  I grew types from very mild through to pretty hot, but not the real scorchers which to us would be inedible - and would take too long to grow up here.
 
I always compete with my youngest son who lives in the south of England and always has better chillies than I do  :chili: :chili: :chili: .  He swaps them with friends for other veg which he doesn't have room to grow.  He also swaps many of the fish he catches for other game such as pheasant.
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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Chillie Peppers.
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 12:02:50 pm »
My chillies are in their third year now, and i have had the biggest crop yet and they are still flowering! 

Mel

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Re: Chillie Peppers.
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2013, 03:57:27 pm »
I dry what is left, Can't sell runners beans much on my stall, but the chillies sell out @ 1.00 for 5! This year I have made Jelly and chutney, I grew some Naga and scorpions- in amongst several other varieties.

The Nagas were huge so I have Nage / Scorpion chilli jelly/preserve and it is insane/lethal :o, I cannot eat it however, a courier from Essex regularly delivers and buys 20 jars at 5.00 per lb jar at a time  :thumbsup:

I have no idea how he eats it as I feel it is akin to nitromors ;D

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Chillie Peppers.
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2013, 05:16:13 pm »
Great. Thanks Mel. I was just about to post asking for best varieties as we are going to start with some in the PT next year.  :thumbsup: :fc: :excited:
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