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PODS & PROLIFERATION: Princess Pepper Project in July

Over the past month the outdoor and greenhouse chilli plants at Prinzessinnengärten have been going heavy on the production of foliage, flowers and pods.

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPf-jp2LBoo%5DProlific growth at Prinzessinnengärten. Vid of the project in mid July.

The ritual dance I mentioned at the end of my last post did apparently have an effect. Ever since early July the Berlin weather has been fair and sunny with temperatures in the mid twenties to even mid thirties on the Celsius scale.

To the plants this obviously came as a blessing. While the greenhouse ones have been thriving ever since they had moved there in mid May, some of the chillies in the outdoor raised beds had initially taken some damage from attacks by sun, rain and snails. Most of them have fully recovered by now and have entered into their generative phase. Continue reading

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PAINFUL SIGHTS & PURE DELIGHTS: review of the Princess Pepper Project since moving outdoors

One month after planting out most of our hotpepper varieties are going strong while others are still struggling from damage done by intense sun, heavy rains and hungry snails.

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYUOzQA98kw%5DThe Good, The Badass & The Ugly: vid-review one month after planting out.

Ever since Onkel Hotti and I had put the 100+ chilli plants into their final beds and pots at Prinzessinnengärten in mid May, it has been fascinating for me to watch them cope with full-blown outdoor conditions as well as the more protected environment of a greenhouse. Continue reading

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FROM GROW-RACK TO RAISED BEDS: Planting out – PPP2014

Mid May has arrived so nighttime-frosts are no longer a threat now. Time to move out the 100+ chilli plants we had growing indoors to their final destination at Prinzessinnengärten Berlin.

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaHVNfMOdLQ%5DVideo documenting our plant-out on May 17 with some epic music.

Almost three months have now gone by since my last post. In the meantime the Princess Pepper Project has continued to make some serious progress. Yesterday we finally took an important step on our roadmap towards creating a jungle of 100+ pepper plants from 70+ varieties right in the middle of Berlin. All the plants that Onkel Hotti had been nursing over at his place near Leipzig plus the ones I had been bringing up here in Berlin finally ended up in raised beds at Prinzessinnengärten Berlin. Continue reading

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