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Coming along nicely under the light in the cellar 🙂

The first to flower is a Purple Jalapeno

And here is the YouTube video

Chilli Update: All 14 varieties have sprouted 🙂

Guindilla Verde being the last to show 🙂

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.

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.

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 🙂

Scotch Bonnet Yellow

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Our first ripening Scotch Bonnet chilli 🙂

Santa Fe Grande

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The First Ripe Santa Fe Grande chilli


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Anaheim Chilli 🙂

Thai Orange Chilli

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Our First Ripe Orange Thai 🙂

First off, here’s a small crop of pods. The chillies were, Cayenne, Jalapeno, Santa Fe Grande, Sweet Banana, Thai Orange, Apache, Rocoto Orange:

I’ve learned from my mistakes! So its Gloves:

The prepared Chillies, Garlic and Shallots:

The Packed jar after Blanching everything for a couple of minutes, sprinkled in a few corriander seeds and black peppercorns and a couple of Cardamon pods:

The filled jar (ikea jars Leak!! Grrrr!):

1/ All ingredients were washed and sliced
2/ everything was blanched in boiling water for not more than 2 mins, probably less.
3/ A cup of White Wine vinegar, half a cup of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt were boiled up gently until everything was dissolved.
4/ The preserving jar was packed tightly with all the ingredients and the hot vinegar solution poured over to cover and the jar sealed.

5/ *remember not to put anything you care about in an Ikea Jar!* I’ll have to transfer the contents to a real jar at some point if I don’t eat everything within a month! 🙂

BTW, I did see something like this recipe done on but I forget who did it, thanks for the idea 🙂

nearly forgot, here’s the Rocoto I put in with all its lovely black seeds 🙂

Chillies 22.07.2007

its a shame WordPress can’t do the Slideshow from Picasa web albums!

My first fruiting Santa fe grande plant 🙂


We’ve just brought the rest of the plants on that need re-potting and given them a good spray with bug spray and Neem oil, tomorrow we shall probably do the re-potting 🙂

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