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A New Chilli Season...

Tuesday, 27 Dec 11 Cloudy 8°C / 46°F

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Well, I’ve been a good girl this year, and it seems Santa has rewarded me…

I am now the proud owner of some CFL lights, which means that (with a centrally heated house, and the Stewart propagator) I don’t need to sit on those hands any more!

So I’ve spent the morning sterilising seed compost/vermiculite/perlite in a ratio of 4:1:1 in the microwave and sowing a few new varieties (just the Chinense, which, I hope, will benefit from an early start). Not entirely sure how I’m going to rig up the lights/reflectors, but I do have 2 old wardrobes, which could be pressed into service, if the need arises

I’m very excited about the Cajamarca and the Datil, and also the Zimbabwe Bird. Come to think of it… I’m also very excited about the Rocoto (which, granted, aren’t a Chinense, but which can apparently be tricky to germinate, and which have also gone in today)

The rest will go in in about a month’s time

I’ve gone for fewer of more varieties this year, which is a good job: Because the Dining Room is full of the overwintering plants… So potentially there’s still another urban Chilli jungle to be created

MrKittin is currently shaking his head and ordering bargain CD’s off Amazon… LOL

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Chilli "Criolla Sella"

Capsicum baccatum

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Chilli "Trinidad Scorpion 2012"

Capsicum chinense

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Chilli "Zimbabwe Bird"

Capsicum frutescens

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Chilli "Chocolate Habanero Long"

Capsicum chinense

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Chilli "Rocotillo"

Capsicum chinense

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Chilli "Rocoto"

Capsicum pubescens

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Chilli "Devil's Tongue"

Capsicum chinense

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Chilli "Cajamarca"

Capsicum chinense

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Chilli "Burkina Yellow"

Capsicum chinense

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Chilli "Datil"

Capsicum chinense

Comments

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    This really is an early start – hope it pays off.
    What ones are you overwintering? Have you done this before? Can the plants be overwintered for indefinite years or do they become less productive with age? Perhaps you could do a journal on the subject – I’d be very interested in your experiences.

    Posted on 30 Dec 11 (over 2 years ago)

  • misskittin

    misskittin wrote:

    Here my musings on “over-wintering” from last year…. http://myfolia.com/journals/100077-thoughts-on-overwintering-chillies. For 2011 I’m over-wintering more, and have done it slightly differently: I’ll post a separate entry

    Re the early start: The plan is to give the seedlings a boost under artificial light, just until mid-Feb, or so, when there should be enough natural light to take over. If it doesn’t work, I’ll go back to a late January sowing, with a back up plan for a 3rd sowing on Valentine’s day!

    Posted on 30 Dec 11 (over 2 years ago)

  • nickyn

    nickyn wrote:

    What a great list! Mmmmm! Hope you have a bumper harvest!

    Posted on 31 Dec 11 (over 2 years ago)

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