Bells and Bumps

As Blighty hold it’s breath in eager anticipation of the new Royal Baby, there otherwise sweet bumps in the wendy house. These were given a feed and water today, as they hadn’t been looked at in a few days. There are many flowers forming, suggesting fruit to be formed too. I have to say, that the purple beauty and long red marconi seem to have stalled. Perhaps they don’t like the wendy house. They were fine before they went in there; and maybe the weather has been too much for them.

It is my own fault, that not many of the pots are labelled. Will therefore be a surprise as to what actually crops. You’ll see that some of chillies and bells grow up, and others grow down. In my experience, hot chillies, grow down. I remember cayenne growing down. Yet, Nigel, has grown upwards. Jalapeños, have grown downwards.

These are by far, the largest number of chillies and bells that I have grown. Seeing each one develop and grow, is really quite interesting. The weather-the heatwave-has been a boon to them. I don’t think, that I would have had such progress otherwise. The purple rainbow chilli in the kitchen, is as happy as larry. Both fruiting and flowering.

You will see a little pumpkin. If the label is right, it is a jack be little pumpkin. Just not sure it has been fertilised. If not, then that is a disappointment.

Tomorrow, we are to have thunderstorms. Insert your own Queen lyric.

Yours in anticipation,

Horticultural Hobbit

2 thoughts on “Bells and Bumps”

  1. A wonderful collection of chillies. I am fascinated to know, how do you get through them?
    I do believe that chillies can be quite addictive and I have a friend who would put chillies in everything if he could.

  2. Thank you! Tell you, Jean, you by far be most loyal tuner in. My humble thanks to you.

    Well, it depends. The last time I had a crop-2009-mama H blitzed them in a mini chopper; and they lived frozen in the freezer to be used as and when. Bell peppers were tiny, but chopped and frozen too. Have yet to try the purple rainbow chilli.

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