Saturday, 23 January 2016

First ones twenty-sixteen :-)


Always exciting to see the progress. I was really surprised this morning to see that six varieties have germinated.

First out this year is:
  • serrano (C. annuum)
  • malagueta (C. frutescens)
  • pimenta cambuçi (C. baccatum)
  • chile de arbol (C. annuum)
  • aji chinchi amarillo (C. baccatum)
  • mareka fana (C. annuum)
Through the plastic cover of my green-house

It's only six days since I planted the seeds. I need to check my notes from previous years, but I think the the malagueta usually isn't that fast.

Maybe it's because 2016 is going to be a great chile pepper year :-)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Over-wintered varieties getting a root-cut

Hi again!

The light is returning, and with that, the plants in the kitchen windows start to grow. Before they get to big, I usually give them new soil, and offer them a har-cut, or rather - root-cut.

Here you can see the roots before.

And after. I cut the roots with a scissor, and cut off as much as I dare.
 Here they are back in the kitchen window. Enjoying the sunlight.

Hot regards,

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Wild Brasil


This is a fantastic variety. I've never seen Capsicum flowers like this. 7-9 flowers in a cluster.

Here, the flowers from another perspective.

The pods are small, red and very hot. I realize I need to take a picture of them, but it's too dark now.

Wishing you a great week!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Starting the chile pepper year


It's already mid January and it's freezing cold outside. Below -10C. In other words, a perfect day to start the chile pepper year!

Here we are busy with the seeds. I'm lucky to have a helper :-)

Carl has been doing this since he was very small, so he's really good at it.

I'm busy looking for seeds.

My seed box. I used to have three of those boxes. Now I just have a few seed varieties. Many empty envelopes,
In the window, there are the over-wintered plants.

More seeds.

The happy team.

These are the ones I started:
  • Malagueta (Capsicum frutescens)
  • CAP 1153 (Capsicum chacoense)
  • Serrano (Capsicum annuum)
  • Datil (Capsicum chinense)
  • Another small rocoto (Capsicum pubescens)
  • Cheiro (Capsicum chinense)
  • Another malagueta (Capsicum frutescens)
  • Pimenta cambuçi (Capscium baccatum)
  • Chile de Arbol (Capsicum annuum)
  • Aji chinchi amarillo (Capsicum baccatum)
  • Mareka Fana (Berbere) (Capsicum annuum)
  • Yellow chicken heart (Capsicum chinense)
  • White fatalii (Capsicum chinense)
  • Peperoncino (Roumanian Giallo) (Capsicum annuum)
  • Dedo de moça (Capsicum baccatum)
I try some new varieties as always, but I stick to my old favorites. Usually I don't grow so many annuum, so that's new for me. But this should be a good mix. Some seeds are quite old, so I don't expect them all to make it. We'll see. Now they are on the heated bathroom floor.

I have six over-wintered plants. One doesn't look so healthy, but the other five are looking good. So I expect to have fewer plants this year, but maybe more herbs. We'll see.

Wishing you a great weekend!