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Found in the poly tunnel. A fair few purple beauty peppers and a handful for tiny sweet peppers. Am watching the polytunnel carefully, to see when the many peppers and chillies start to cease to exist. there are a couple of long red marconi in there, starting to turn red. The hot patio sizzle are still yellow, and not interested in changing.

Peck of purple peppers

These are purple beauty sweet peppers from the real seed company. Have been moved from the Wendy and live for the moment in the poly.

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Compared to initial fruits, these are somewhat bigger.

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A collection of sweet peppers and chillies harvested from the poly.

Nigel, Nigel, Nigel

No, not Monty’s dog!

But a chilli pepper. I didn’t give him that name, he came with it.

He sits in the corner window of my classroom, next to the Purple rainbow chillies. Now whilst these are quite spindly and delicate looking, Nigel is a rather robust, leafy looking creature, created with a flurry of flower buds. There are easily a dozen or so on the plant; at his highest point he is 25 centimetres tall. Smaller by a great deal compared to the 42 centimetre tall sweet peppers a couple windows down the room.

The blooms have a beautiful baby yellow tinge about. As mentioned previously, the plant itself is a robust thick stemmed creature. Suggesting that at some point in its pedigree; there may have been a pepper involved.

I’m hoping that Nigel will crop before the end of term on mid July. As will the three sweet peppers. I am convinced that there grow a matter of centimetres daily; and will soon outgrow the window. These too are blooming. Quite a number of buds have developed. How they are too be transporter home, I do not know.

Delicately poised are the purple raj blow chillies, no bigger than Nigel really. And the key word is delicate. Two flowers have opened, a white bloom; with a purple rink formed by the edges of the petals. The plan may be to try and over winter these inside.

Yours in anticipation,

Horticultural Hobbit

Chockablocka chillies and bells

The classroom cache:

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Is a Spanish pepper mammoth from Thomas Etty.

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Purple Beauty from http://www.realseeds.co.uk/.

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Purple rainbow Chillies from http://www.realseeds.co.uk/

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Nigel’s outdoor chilli, saved by a grape; but can be found at http://www.realseeds.co.uk/.

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The other batch, have been reported yet again. There are further assorted varieties here. Such as frauzauber, lipstick, lemon drop, sweet mini red, early jalepenos, cayenne, that I can remember at the least. I remembered that I had the Morrisons buckets in Dads shed. And since I don’t want to keep reporting. A fair few of these had roots creeping out anyway, so that was a job done today.

The Wendy house was a balmy 42 degree today, so i am hoping that this will help them.

Yours in anticipation,

Horticultural Hobbit