Over the past few months I’ve been preparing the 2015 season. It will see two parallel pepper gardens, one at Prinzessinnengärten and one on my balcony.
[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSxyGG-GCNQ%5DTwin Pepper Garden Project: Prep up and get going!
As I’m writing this, all preparations for the 2015 season have already been taken care of. The 101 pepper plants currently cramming my grow-box and grow-racks germinated in between early December and early January. They will continue to grow under artificial light and go through at least one repotting stage before they will be planted out in mid May. Continue reading
An effective way to germinate seeds, a new grow-station, and a truckload of plants already growing. The Princess Pepper Project is currently rolling fine in both Berlin and Leipzig.
[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTT_GwVu40%5DThree shelves of chillies in my new DIY grow-station.
The Princess Pepper Project has been making some delightful progress since my last post. My fellow grower Onkel Hotti over in Leipzig and myself in Berlin have now got almost 140 plants of close to 60 varieties going that we’ll be planting out at Prinzessinnengärten, a communal garden in Berlin, in May 2014. Our goal are 100+ plants from 70+ varieties of chillies, and if things keep falling into place we’ll be there in a week or two. Continue reading
As it seems, springtime has finally arrived here in Berlin. It’s still quite cold outside, but for the first time in months the sky is blue, the air feels kind of soft and the sun is shining. So as nature is slowly coming back to life again, the hot pepper growing season is picking up as well. In anticipation of what’s to come, I made a quick little video that sums up the time inbetween the 2012 and the 2013 season, from pruning and overwintering some of my favourite plants in November 2012 to germination of new seeds in December/January to nursing the popped seedlings in my growbox .
Backed up with a great funky tune by British electro-fusion whizz Odjbox.