is about growing matters, focusing on my greenhouse and potager. I grow mainly vegetables, herbs and spices but flowers have their given place too. From seed to table, this is the nursery for my living food, we cook a lot of delicious food and I say a potager is the cook’s best friend. The greenhouse makes it possible to grow essential, colourful, warmth loving fruit and vegetables even in this climate such as tomatoes and chillies. My main blog is Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden. View my profile
Well...the answer to this question will depend upon whether I plan to grow my plants indoors or outside. I generally grow my chilies indoors using artificial lighting and then when the sun is getting stronger and the greenhouse is warm I transfer them all out into the greenhouse. When using artificial light I can start seeds when I like. But usually I start on Valentine’s Day. In December and January I dream and plan of all my hot stuff and order seeds and in February it is time to sow. It is a bit early but chilies do take time to mature, most varieties takes more than 6 months to grow fully and set fruit. I harvest chilies well into the month of October or perhaps I should more accurate say until the frost gets them.
Hot Portugal Pepper
Joe’s Round Hot Chili
Miniature Chocolate Bell
Chili Pepper ‘Bangkok market’
A chili I found in Thailand, beautiful, ornamental and culinary chili pepper with 2 1/2inches long finger shaped fruit. 85 sunny days from transplanting and then it is ready.
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A few words about
Species of chili peppers (Domesticated):
which includes many common varieties such as Bell peppers, Cayenne, Jalapeños, Serrano, Poblano (Ancho), Hungarian Wax and the Chiltepin (Mother of all Chilies). Poblano is a chili I always grow, it is my numero uno!
Annuum meaning 'annual' is actually an incorrect designation given that Chiles are perennials under suitable growing conditions.
This post A New Year and a New Calendar was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden
Here we go again...Let's start all over folks!
2011 and another exciting growing season starts. So far I my 'green' hands are still clean I have manage to keep calm. Although I must admit it starting to itch - I want to get dirty!