2011 – an epic year of chilli growing failure

 

thats it - my final crop from 80 plants in 2011...
thats it – my final crop from 80 plants in 2011…

Since I potted out all of my 80 chilli plants in May from the original batch, we have had a pretty cool summer, and it has not been a good year for chilli growing.  After a first small crop, the indian summer produced a second and final crop that I cut today before the frosts set in – its pictured above.  Compared to previous years, its been rubbish considering that I started off with 10x as many plants!  However, I am going to preserve what I have by drying on top of the boiler ready for some serious winter curries.  Better luck next year!