With the warm weather window, the last remaining Superhots and experimental chillies are starting to get a wiggle on. Serrano has certainly shot up. It’s still quite wiry, and not as leafy as I would have expected by now. It may not look as though much has started to develop; but there are small changes. I do think though, that this could also be the tomato feed kicking in.
In the poly, the early jalepeno, pretty purple rainbow, hot patio sizzle and hot Thai are still being nursed from
Slug damage. The pretty purple has certainly got more leafier. Will wait til that one is a bit more solid before transplanting.
One things for certain, the poly tunnel is gonna be tight for space.
Ye chilli Gods, make my chillies grow!
These are my second more diminutive batch of chillies, bells and super hots. The bengle, Dorset nagas and choc habanero are in the left, assorted scotch bonnets and jamaican jerk in the middle.
These were a later sowing, and they are late maturing Superhots some of them. They sit by a sunny bay window, which helps the boost up when the sun is out. But the current growth seems painfully slow.
Have taken an epic risk.
The tomatoes are already out in the 4TB, nestled in fleece but at the moment uncovered. Have gone a bit purple stemmed; but have not keeled over.
Since they look greens and leafy; I have transferred some of the chillies and aubergines to the Wendy house. These are sat in tented fleece as it is all a bit precarious still. They look reasonably robust; and will all be going into the polytunnel anyway in about a month to six weeks.
These are the nine other ones that’s remain. These are significantly smaller, with the two nagas, and two types of scotch bonnet.
I might just be being a little precious. But the Superhots are taking the time growing. I am aware that the Dorset Naga and Bengle Naga won’t necessarily bear fruit til Novemeber. That does feel a very long time away. They weren’t all sown at the same time, so that is one reason that they are still quite small. I did anticipate that they would be moving into the polytunnel at the end of May. Whilst that is six weeks away, I’m not sure how much of growth spurt they will put on between now and then.
Might have to get the Pom poms out and start cheering them on.
A heaving gallery of pictures for you today. Today’s session started with mama h and I sinking corden trees. These Victoria plum, conference pear and falstaff apple had been in pots for nearly two years. However these were proving to be too small. So these are now sunk into open ground. Hopefully this will contribute to them doing better. Also tidied up the inside of the poly tunnel. It has been up to
30 degrees Celsius in there, with my glasses steaming up as I go in.
The next task was to pot up tomatoes. These were starting to become tall and gangly beyond their baby leaves. Some of their foliage is now quite frilly.
Taking a quick look at the peppers and aubergines. Had to some emergency potting up these week, with both of them as they have an accelerated growth spurt with the spring sunshine. There are quite a few aubergines, I know. Mama h quite likes them, so it will be interesting to see if they fruit. All being well, chillies and bells will be in the poly tunnel. Dorset and bengle nagas are small, but growing. Pretty purple rainbow chilli is romping ahead with its purple tinged leaves, with early jalepeno hot on its heels.
The Superhots are coming along. The challenging Jamaican jerk has made an appearance, as well as orange habanero. Hot scotch is also present. We are still waiting on yellow scotch bonnet, but I am not holding my breath for that one. The California sweet pepper isn’t doing too badly either. >
I saw a fellow growers lovely Jamaican jerk peppers and had a fit of green eyed monster 😉 well, I did plan to sow some anyway.
Have made a second sowing of orange habanero. Jamaican jerk has been sown, as well as hot scotch-red- and scotch bonnet yellow. I have placed one scotch bonnet yellow on the window sill to experiment. Housed in a food bag, this is a comparison test. Do far, scotch bonnet has failed in the heated prop as just dries out completely. With the foodbag, perhaps the moisture will be retained.