Did I mention that I am growing chillies this year?
Having found a penchant for hot food a few years back I now put chillies in just about everything I cook so it seemed to make sense to grow my own as well (as being a bit of a distraction from everything else). Luckily most of my family are fairly green-fingered so I’ve had plenty of advice and to be honest, it’s not that difficult, at least mine haven’t died yet! You basically plant the seeds at the right time of year, make sure they have enough water and then watch them germinate and grow.
The variety I’m growing is called “Demon Red” (Heat Level 10/10) and according to the Royal Horticultural Society are ideal for Thai cooking. Mine have been growing for about a month now so they’re only a couple of cm high but rapidly approaching the time when they’ll need to be transferred to larger pots. I’ve got 7 plants in total (1 was donated to a worthy cause!) which should make for a bumper crop later in the year. Drop me a line if you’d like some homegrown organic chillies and your country of residence allows the import of explosive materials 😉