Friday, 18 February 2011
More Chilli Seedlings
9x Rooster Spur
5x Aji Limo
I don't know why I'm planting more seeds as those of you that have been following my blog will know, last week I found a crumpled mess of metal & plastic up the allotment where my old polytunnel used to be as in the storms the week before the wind must have ripped the plasic covering and just took it apart (once the wind gets it its like a big sail), so as of that moment I have nowhere to grow any of my super hots :(
I'm currently looking into costs of building my own polytunnel, but there doesn't seem to be any cheap options at the moment. DIY tunnels seem to use water pipe for the hoops & steel rebar for ground anchors both of which are really expensive as is the poly cover. I have a couple of months to try & get some funds & work out the cheapest options. Of course I will be keeping you all posted on events as they occur.
I also bought some new growing on pots from Dobies that will hopefully be big enough for the chillies until they are ready to be planted out. I got 108 pots with carrie trays for around £20 reviews will follow.
All my Chilli seeds this year are purchased mail order from sea spring seeds here in Dorset. Sea spring seeds developed the super hot chilli "Dorset Naga". If you are thinking of growing your own chillies from seed then I'd highly recommend getting your seeds from sea spring seeds. They have a great variety of chillies from mild to hot to the super hots, they also have some pretty looking chillies (ornamentals) that will brighten up a widow sill, consevertory, greenhouse or patio.