A great summer for chillies

16 Jan

With all that rain last year I struggled with chillies, but this year it has been hotter and the plants are thriving.

My Tobago Seasoning chillies are prolific and much hotter than last year. Who needs a Christmas tree when you have gorgeous ornaments like these?

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Most of the chillies are habanero-esque like last year,

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While others look more like Liz’s scotch bonnet (or bishop’s crown).

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My old faithful bird’s eye is going through its green-black-red sequence

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The jalapenos are producing amazingly well and my long red thai chillies (retrieved from my restaurant curry) are starting to produce now.

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Also enjoying the heat are the lebanese eggplants, which are approaching first harvest rapidly.

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And I’m happy to report that the fruit fly have been far less destructive this year, although number are increasing now.

Happy Summer everyone! Hope you are enjoying the tennis 🙂

6 Responses to “A great summer for chillies”

  1. Michelle January 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Good for you, I’m happy to see that your chillies are doing so well! I grow a pepper similar to the Bishop’s Crown that is called Christmas Bell, it would be so appropriate for your December harvests. I had a great year for peppers too. It was so welcome after 2 terrible years for them.

  2. Lilian January 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    O yes the tennis. We’re currently in Melbourne and I was just basking in tennis-dom yesterday. Forgot to bring my camera cable hence the silence on the blog. Will update it with our visit when we get back. I doubt the veggie patch will be as productive as yours though. Love the chillies!

  3. Liz January 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    As usual your plants are well ahead of mine. Do you overwinter the tobago seasoning and birdseye plants? The only chillies I have approaching red are my cayenne – most of the others are only just setting fruit let alone ripening.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney January 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      Yes both were overwintered, but the long thai was sown from seed. I’m grateful for the early fruit, but I just hope that I don’t get any fruit fly into them this year

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