2011 chilli crop

germinating the 2011 chilli crop in moist boxes, ready for 2 weeks in the airing cupboard

germinating the 2011 chilli crop in moist boxes, ready for 2 weeks in the airing cupboard

For new followers of this blog, its a tradition that I grow chillies for summer bbqs and hot winter curries when I’m not doing labelling!  You can see previous years crops here and here, and my inspiration from Alan at The Open Sourcerer blog here.

30 of the 80 potted seedings of the hot thai variety growing nicely

30 of the 80 potted seedings of the hot thai variety growing nicely

Last week I potted out the 80 seedlings ready for a bumper harvest of chillies this summer.  There is some friendly banter with other labelling companies on Twitter who fancy themselves as growers tot – does anybody else who reads this blog grow anything interesting?

  • Hi Adrian,

    80 Seedlings! That’s a lot. I hope you have a *big* greenhouse or conservatory, or will you be giving some to friends too?

    Here’s how mine are doing as of today… http://twitpic.com/48rhvj/full these are the Naga varieties.

  • Hi, Adrian. I live in Tucson, Arizona, not too terribly far (as distances go in the southwestern U.S.) from Hatch, New Mexico, the self-proclaimed “Chile Capital of the World.”

    In this part of the U.S. you’ll see primarily the spelling “chile” for the pepper and “chili” for the stew in which the pepper is a main ingredient. They’re somewhat interchangeable. But what you’ll never see is “chilli.” Is that spelling common in the U.K.?