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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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PRINCESS PEPPER PROJECT 2014 – the kick-off!

After collecting experiences with growing chillies on my balcony for a couple of years, the next season will see a completely new and pretty big outdoor project in a communal garden in Berlin.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT1fhTHGoxk%5DKicking off the new season with germination and some bass.

When you’re living in the centre of a big city like Berlin growing-space is usually pretty limited. One of the few opportunities to grow out chillies on a bigger scale are so-called communal gardens. They’re basically nurseries and horticultural farms where a lot of people grow their own plants and vegetables, share them with each other and teach visitors about gardening. Continue reading

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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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