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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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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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