Saturday, 7 February 2015

Mung beans and chick peas

Well, maybe this is not a recipe. But I need to share this anyway. I was so happy when I found packages with 5kg of chick peas and mung beans :-)

Perfect for curries, soups, sprouts, spicy, and ayurvedic dishes!

Hot regards,

More peppers and repotting the old ones


10 varieties have already germinated. According to my old notes, that is pretty quick. I've become interested in growing according to the phases of the moon. Being a beginner in that field, I think that I started the seeds at the right time. A couple of days before full moon. More about this later...

The varieties that have germinated are:

  • Peru yellow
  • Dedo de moca
  • Chiltepe Guatemala
  • Fidalgo roxa
  • Habanero Red
  • Piriz
  • Trepadeiro Werner
  • Cheiro roxa    chinense
  • Congo yellow
  • Habanero orange

I started a few more today.

  • Aji dulce, Cuba
  • Tepin amarillo, North Mexico
  • Wild Brasil
  • Kauto, hot habanero, Nicaragua
  • Orange Malawi

Now I think I'm pretty happy. And won't start any more peppers for this year :-)

Here are the small ones. Under artificial light.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Starting 2015

Here we go again! A tradition more fun than Christmas :-)

For over 20 years, I've been growing chiles, so it sure is a tradition. I checked my old posts, and this is how it looked five years ago.

So actually, there is not so much to say about the starting-the-pepper-year-procedure :-) I let the the pictures talk for themselves.

These are the ones we grow so far this year.
  1. Malagueta middle size, Capsicum frutescens
  2. Biquinho, Capsicum chinense
  3. Datil, Capsicum chinense
  4. Rocopica
  5. Cheiro, Capsicum chinense
  6. Peru yellow, Capsicum baccatum
  7. Dedo de moca, Capsicum baccatum
  8. Chiltepe Guatemala, round, Capsicum annuum
  9. Fidalgo roxa, Capsicum chinense
  10. Habanero Red, Capsicum chinense
  11. Piriz, Capsicum baccatum
  12. Habanero yellow, Capsicum chinense
  13. Trepadeiro Werner, Capsicum baccatum
  14. CGN 21500, Capsicum chinense
  15. Cheiro roxa, Capsicum chinense
  16. Congo yellow, Capsicum chinense
  17. Habanero orange, Capsicum chinense
Hot regards,