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On upcoming Saturday, May 30th, Berlin chilli lovers are in for a double treat: a chilli-growing workshop at Prinzessinnengärten and a cook-off with lots of giveaways at Neu West Berlin.

chili_cook-offThe 2nd Annual “Horsemeat Optional” Chili Cook-off on May 30th 2015.

Hot food connoisseurs in Berlin should mark upcoming Saturday, May 30th, with a big red X in their calendars. At the 2nd Annual “Horsemeat Optional” Chili Cook-Off chefs from various Berlin restaurants will compete with one another for the best chili dish in town. From meaty to vegetarian to vegan, and from mild to superhot – all sorts of cooking styles are allowed and will be presented at the event. Continue reading


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After the plants had been re-potted, they’d been hardening off on my balcony before they found a new home in high-beds at Prinzessinnengärten.

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biEnK9c8INE%5DRe-potted & jam-packed: Window-sills, grow-rack & grow-box crowded in April.

During the past months the chilli plants for the Twin Pepper Garden Project 2015 have been growing under both artificial and natural light. From mid-March on I’ve continued to transfer plants from the grow-rack onto the window-sills. For want of space, about half of them had to stay under artificial conditions. Continue reading

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ADDENDUM: How the Princess Pepper Project ended

Season’s work got rewarded with nice harvests all through August and September. Plants lasted until late October.

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDSHXcSx6aU%5DPod Ballet: first chinense pods in early August.

While I haven’t been posting any updates on the Princess Pepper Project ever since July 2014, things kept running pretty nicely at Prinzessinnengärten. Early August saw the chinense plants throwing out their first ripe pods. At the end of the same month, most of the plants both in the outdoor beds and in the greenhouse were going heavy with peppers, providing us with a really plentiful harvest. Continue reading

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