Monday, 7 March 2011

Pimientos de Padrón

Thought I'd put up a video showing how to make the Spanish Tapas as many of you know I have some of these plants growing. It's probably not too late in the season to get you'r own Padrons growing especially if your going to grow them on a sunny windowsill.


some Padron peppers
couple of pinches of course sea salt
Some olive oil for frying.
Cold Spanish larger.


Heat up oil to a high temperature.
drop in the Padron peppers and fry until skin goes white and blistered.
Remove peppers from oil sprinkle with salt.
eat with cold Spanish lager.

Watch out for the hot ones, they say one in ten is a hot one, we had some really hot ones last year!


Sunday, 6 March 2011

Chilli growth update

Rooster spurs
Trinity, Apricots & Dorset Nagas
Padrons, Jalpenos & Aji limo

Chilli growth update.

The padrons and jalpenos are coming on well and are the biggest growers still. The Rooster spurs are still small as are the Trinity, Apricots and Dorset Nagas, that said they are all doing well in their own way, rooster spurs are very small bushy plants anyway (well the ones I've grown have been) and the Trinity, Apricots and Nagas are all quite bushy as opposed to tall plants anyway.
Unfortunatly the Orange habneros are looking like they are struggling to get enough light and heat at the moment and are hardly growing at all. I've never grown these before and I'm thinking they really need a indoor grow light to get them off to a good start, but I will keep on with them and see how they turn out.
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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Agricultural Simulator 2011 Extended Edition - ingame trailer

Well I checked the bank balance & there is no way I can afford a farm, not even my dream small holding, I can't even afford a small house with a garden, a couple of chickens,a greenhouse and a vegetable plot....oh wait a minute what's this? Agricultural simulator where I can manage my farm, growing crops and tending to my animals in a beautiful mountain village. Well that really does sound good. I'm in.

Got a strange feeling that this might not be quite as good as I'm hoping/expecting it to be.