Chains of Cheerful Chillies! GrowHow tips for October

Whoa, it’s properly autumn now, isn’t it! Even in the south we have had some seriously wet and windy weather recently, but there are still jobs we can do indoors, such as drying chillies and planting amaryllis, so let’s get on with them…….   STRING ‘EM UP! We became very excited about our chilli crop this year in the new greenhouse. One called ‘Orange Wonder’ has done particularly well with dozens and dozens of small green-then-orange fruits with a medium spicy heat to them. They fairly glow among the leaves and are almost worthy of a place in your greenhouse...

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And the gardening year gets underway! Grow-how tips

Here we are, right at the start of a super new gardening year! So let’s get some early seed-sowing done, as well as some tree-pruning and a bit of veg planning, to satisfy our urge to be ‘up and doing’ after the excesses of Christmas: CHILLIES IN THE CHILLY SEASON You have to give chillies a good long run at it, if you want fabulous fruit at the end of the summer. They are frustratingly slow initially to germinate and then to start motoring, so get some going now with the aim of having some plumptious leafy well-rooted plants by midsummer,...

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