So who's growing chillies 2022?

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I recon the tall sides on the planting bucket are helping by creating a micro climate and retaining some extra humidity.
I reckon you are probably right and like most of my ventures into growing things, it was an accident!

I had an old FV, a box of pebbles from a new electric fire and half a bag of compost from a previous attempt; so I bought a packet of chilli seeds!
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The pebbles and compost only came to the height you see in the photo!

Plans for 2023 include another bag of compost and a replanting to a higher level. Here’d hoping! 🙏
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Only one yellow drop chilli and Chorley amateur veg comp on Friday. Any ideas how to quickly speed up two more?
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Our habaneros (very late starters) are now over a foot high.. no sign of flowers yet though. Tomatoes on the other hand are 4ft high and covered in flowers and small green tomatoes
 
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My grow has taken off in the last few weeks and I've got a bit of a jungle coming along. Lots of peppers on most plants, need some to properly ripen now!
 

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As usual, I grew too many again this year but it's been a very good year so far
  • I had so many plants that I put one in the veg patch, it's produced some very hot ripe yellow chillis.....outside! No doubt the hot spell helped.
  • First time trying to grow a Bhut Jolokia and there is now fruit on the plant.
  • First time I've had no whitefly on the chillis in the greenhouse.
Think I either got my seeds from last year mixed up (all plants are grown from last years harvested seeds) or I've ended up with some cross-polination, as some varieties have not ended up what they meant to be. In particular, I don't have enough Jalapenos which I like to pickle.
 
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Recipe for pickling Jalapeños please as signs are that I may have too many!

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Plenty of recipes online, 50/50 water and white vinegar boiled up with a bit of salt and sugar, and optional garlic and black peppercorns. I slice the Jalapenos into a warm jar then pour the solution on and put the lid on, as it cools if forms a seal. Some people cook the Japalenos in the pan with the water and vinegar before putting in the jar, but I find it makes then too soft. Some recipes say it keeps for 2 months but I've had these keep for well over a year.
 

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I freeze surplus chillies.
same here. We have 2 carry-out containers in the freezer filled with previous season's apaches (why I'm not growing much this year). Take it out of the freezer, run under hot water for 5 seconds to defrost and you're away.
 
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Thanks for the advice but I think I’ll stay with pickling.

Living in Iran taught me what a power failure in warm weather can do to a freezer; and there’s no way I could eat about a kilo of Jalapeños in a day!
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Our habaneros (very late starters) are now over a foot high.. no sign of flowers yet though. Tomatoes on the other hand are 4ft high and covered in flowers and small green tomatoes
I have Habanero plant it's got some chilli's on but they are quite small about the size of marble. What's gone wrong?
 
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