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Grow-Log & Guide: PLANT TO PLATE – how I use and preserve my harvest.

With their wide range of flavours and heat, chillies are exciting to use in cooking. And what’s even better, they are very easy to preserve so one single harvest might last all through the year.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ySEgA899vI%5DChilehead food-porn. Spicy greetings from my fiery kitchen.

The culinary uses of hot peppers are somewhat close to infinite. They can be made into food and products to enjoy right away or to store for later. Continue reading

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Grow-Log & Guide: HACKED FOR HIBERNATION – the end of the season

After another good month of harvesting, the end of the season has arrived. Time to rid the plants of their last pods and get them pruned for overwintering.

Overwintering preps & a rocking farewell to the 2013 growing season.

Nighttime temperatures are now coming increasingly close to the margin of 5 degrees Celsius which is about the lowest that most capsicum varieties will tolerate. So I’m now faced with the choice of letting my plants die out on the balcony or giving them a chance to survive indoors. Continue reading

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Grow-Log & Guide: HARVESTING TIME – some great reward!

Harvesting-time is when growing your own chillies really starts paying off. With just some simple little touches before and while reaping what you sowed, you can boost your yield considerably.

Harvesting Heat: August grow-log update vid with sexy pod footage

Summertime is usually the most laid-back part of the season for a chilli grower. Pests like aphids are not really a concern anymore ever since their predators like parasitic wasps and ladybugs took care of them back in June. And on from the pollinators’ arrival in June and July, the plants have been funneling all their energy into producing fruit. Continue reading

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