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Cayenne Chili

21 September 2009 14:54:31
Cayenne chili

Cayenne chili

Hello all, must be gremlins at work again, typed out an entry only for the browser to crash!! this only happens on long entries!!! anyway i started the harvesting of the chillies this morning, got the Cayenne done before lunch, got about 50 chillies fom the 2 plants, each chilli is between 4" to 4.5" long and quiet meaty! and there is about 15 chillies left on the plants for later use! will do the lemon chillies and the Scotch bonnet this afternoon and hang the lot this evening! Maggie has her work cut out with the cherry toms and the last of the beans, will post photos later.................. 


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unagrant unagrant 21 September 2009 15:19:29

Chillies look great.  Coming back from holiday can mean looking at a whole different garden.  So many jobs to catch up on.  I'm sure you've had some nice surprises to look at.  I found this week the last of the tomatoes have really ripened up with the weather we had.


sparrow sparrow 21 September 2009 15:56:37

Did you know if you buy cayenne pepper and shake it on the lawn dogs wont poo on it. Have'nt tried it myself but I must. Having terrible trouble with stray dogs.


Jacinta Jacinta 21 September 2009 21:15:29

The joys of coming home from holiday. Good job you had a couple of days off today and tomorrow. Hope you catch up with all the chores.


trug trug 21 September 2009 21:27:26

Do you have a favourite variety of chilli? Or maybe one you would recommend for a beginner to grow on the windowsill? I would love to have a go.


milkchurns milkchurns 21 September 2009 21:46:55

a fine looking crop there.what way do you preserve yours


chilipepper chilipepper 21 September 2009 22:06:35

Hi folks, there are a huge amount to try Trug, if your looking for something to fit a windowsill, the lemon chili grows to about 3ft but is quiet bushy, the scotch bonnet grows to about 2ft and is compact but really really HOT HOT!! be careful!! leave it with me and i will get back to you with an ideal type!


chilipepper chilipepper 21 September 2009 22:10:04

Hi Paul, we hang them in the kitchen on thread (much like you would hank onions) and use them as we need, still using last years crop!, you can also make chili oil with them for cooking.............


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