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Chilli Update: All 14 varieties have sprouted 🙂

Guindilla Verde being the last to show 🙂

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I recently got an Envirolite via Ebay so I could give my Chillies a bit of light that the British climate has lacked in 2007, so 2008 is going to be a bright year for chilli growing.

First off I had to shift a large pile of wood from a corner in the cellar and generally make it annoying having to walk around piles of stuff.
Then I hacked out an old shelf and re-plastered the walls where the shelf had been in-set, then back to the pile of wood i moved and really roughly started constructing a partition wall and ceiling framework.
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Using some pretty dubious wooden paneling that was ripped out of the house because of previous numpty owners building stupid things from wooden panels! (Oh, the cat helped by climbing the ladder too) 🙂

Now comes the Envirolite and the wooden staging, I’ll be painting the inner wooden wall white tomorrow.
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I’ve left an air gap at the top of the side wall and the staging has got 1″ gaps in it with enough room underneath it if I should need to put an electric heater in there for more warmth. A piece of White Banner (print media from work) Vinyl is to be used as a curtain to close the side opening and to reflect back all that lovely light, I’ll probably just staple this into place. I’ve made all this and only spent money on the Envirolite and the Timer-Plug 🙂
Here’s the Video of the complete thing with our bunch of scraggy looking over-wintered plants…

Just a quick note, that the Santa Fe Grande seeds have taken 5 days until the first sign of sprouting 🙂

This evening we got our 14 varieties of chilli into the propagator…
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We’ve used the www.thechileman.org Growing list to log our new sown seeds.
The list goes as follows:

CAYENNE
Species: Annuum
Origin: French Guyana
Heat: Unknown

CAYENNE THICK
Species: Annuum
Origin: Unknown
Heat: Unknown

HABANERO GOLDEN
Species: Chinense
Origin: Unknown
Heat: Extremely Hot

HANOI RED
Species: Annuum
Origin: Vietnam
Heat: Medium

HOT PIXIE
Species: Chinense
Origin: Unknown
Heat: Medium

JALAPENO
Species: Annuum
Origin: Mexico
Heat: Medium

JALAPENO PURPLE
Species: Annuum
Origin: Mexico
Heat: Medium

AJI OMNICOLOR (PI 215739)
Species: Baccatum
Origin: Peru
Heat: Hot

GUINDILLA VERDE
Species: Annuum
Origin: Spain
Heat: Sweet

PRAIRIE FIRE
Species: Annuum
Origin: Unknown
Heat: Medium

ROCOTO RED (ROJO)
Species: Pubescens
Origin: Peru
Heat: Extremeley Hot

SANTA FE GRANDE
Species: Annuum
Origin: USA
Heat: Medium

SCOTCH BONNET YELLOW
Species: Chinense
Origin: Unknown
Heat: Very Hot

SUPER CHILLI
Species: Annuum
Origin: Unknown
Heat: hot

*thanks to thechileman site for the listings 🙂


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