Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013


Hmmm. Time obviously flies. I found this blog post in "draft" mode. This is a picture of a variety that I brought home from Brasil.

I think it will be one of the varieties on my grow-list for 2014. It looks great!

Hot regards,

Friday, 27 December 2013



I keep my goatsweed in our kitchen window hoping that it will survive the winter. Looking at it at night under the extra lights, it is spectacular!

Look at this hairy stem. It's a Capsicum annuum, but has some of the characteristics of a pubescens.

I think that we will have fresh harvested goatsweed for lunch tomorrow.


Hot regards,

Capsicum marsipanum

Nom nom!!!

Not all chiles are hot! Carl made this one. And it's already in my stomach :-)

Hot regards,

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

More from Brazil

More Brazilian varieties.
A mix of this and that. Here are som dedo de moca. Most of the dedo de mocas I tried were milder than the ones I have grown at home. I don't know why. They look the same, but the difference in heat level is very much noticeable.

Some malaguetas in the middle. A habanero in the back. And probably some other varieties. I got them all mixed up and the kind friend who gave them to me didn't separate them. Simply called them "pimentas" :-) Makes it more excitng for me :-)

I will see which condition they are in. Maybe I can sample some of them. They don't look super fresh...

Hot regards,

Monday, 18 November 2013


I realize that I'm not completely trustworthy when I say "THIS IS MY FAVORITE"....

But malagueta is really one of my favorites.

The taste is great. It's good dried. It's good in olive oil.

And I think it's a beauty. Loot at the long stem on this picture!

And here. I think that it indicates a philosophy or opinion. Something like "I don't care what you think, I'm doing what I feel like :-)"

I brought these malaguetas from Brazil, so I didn't grow them this year. But maybe I will grow the seeds from them in 2014. Who knows. I haven't decided yet.

Wishing you all a nice week!

Hot regards,

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Aji Limon


My first chile pepper pictures for this year. I realized that when I uploaded the pictures of Aji Limon. Something must be wrong, I thought. But no. Lazy me :-)

Anyway. Last Saturday it was time to get rid of the BIG pot with the BIG plant that was residing in Carls room. So here it is. Just showing a fraction of it, because it was truly a BIG baccatum...

The warm autumn made my chile pepper year. So I got quite a nice harvest from this one. Here are some of the pods.

These chiles have a great taste. They are not very hot, but have that fantastic baccatum taste. A true favorite on crisp bread :-)

Hot regards,

Friday, 8 November 2013


Another advertisement, but I'm not in any way connected to the company. I think it's a funny name, and it makes it even more funnier that they are selling ....

.. glasses.

Isn't it a wonderful world! :-)

Have a great weekend!

Chilli club

Hi again!

Another picture from Brazil :-) No ordinary tourist pictures here ...

Walking on the street, we passed a car. Talk about pattern recognition, but my eyes got caught on this sticker.. Don't know what it is about. Just that I liked the logotype :-)

Hot regards,

Thursday, 7 November 2013

A ship loaded with ....


Long time since my last post. This chile pepper year was not very productive. I still have a few plants left. Waiting for the pods to mature. I won't give any promises about updates or pictures, but in the meantime I will share this picture with you.

It's from our recent vacation in Brazil. I think it' the right spirit to have a ship loaded with ...

... pimentas :-)


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Time flies


Already June, and I realize that there have been very few updates since the start of the year. Actually no updates at all. I ended up in a philosophical discussion with myself. I thought that it was the same patterns repeating themselves year after year. So the conclusion was that there was limited value to write about all the repottings and work. But of course, priorities change, and I have been busy with other things.

Anyway, that doesn't mean that I have quit growing chiles :-) It has not been a very good start of the chile year. I have had problems with aphids (again), and plants have died and I have had to restart and do the best of the situation. I have some really nice plants, and that's good. But I also have some that I doubt that they will survive midsummer. But we will see. Maybe I will take some pictures of them and see how they develop.

So, here are a few of the plants this year. In the back corner I have blackcurrant. It's been out all winter on the balcony. Wrapped in some fiber cloth, but I was surprised to see that it survived. It's nice. It has good history. 15-20 years ago, I had the "mother" plant on my balcony, but it grew too big, so I gave it to a friend who planted it in their back yard. And this one is the cutting from that one. Nice. It has some berries already, so that's fun!

In the left corner, there is a spruce (?). Also out there all year around. It's growing nicely :-)

New for this year, is that I took bokashi, and put it in a big box. We're goring salad and radishes and nettle there. The bokashi seems to be fantastic for the plants. It's not very practical to do compost when living in a flat, so we have stopped that experiment now. Here are my two fellow field workers getting ready to pick some salad :-)

And here is the first radish for the season! It was delicious!

Well, not so much about chiles, but hopefully there will be a good chile pepper year without any aphids and pest. So I hope to be back with some more chile pepper pictures :-)

Until we hear again - keep it hot!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Starting the chile year

Happy New Year!

The start of a new chile pepper year! Some of us are more enthusiastic than others :-)

Getting the seeds. Ready to be planted.

It's great to have some help.

I realize that I can reuse the same picture every year. It looks the same. But anyway, these are the ones I started this year.

In total 17 chile varieties. I don't expect all them to make it, since some seeds are quite old. The oldest ones are 12 years old.
  • Malagueta small Salvador 2001
  • Cheiro Recife 2001
  • Long chocolate habanero
  • Peru Yellow '02
  • Patricias
  • CAP 1153 / 96
  • Chilipiquin - Manor
  • Timplin - Bird pepper
  • Goatsweed '03
  • Goat '06
  • Cumari (Salvador) 2006
  • PI 441624 Porta da rua, Aji Yuquitania
  • Dedo de moca
  • Another small rocoto
  • Pequin from Ischia
  • Indian frutescens
  • Amarillear

More about this later! Wishing you all a good start of the new year!