Greenhouse Chilli Update – September 2019
Hello, Gardening Angel Scott here with a couple of interesting chilli facts and updates from our greenhouse.
If like me, you get bored of looking at a sea of green throughout your greenhouses, there are plenty of varieties of fruit and veg, that you can add to brighten things up. One of my personal favourites is this ‘Fish’ Chilli that’s currently doing fantastic.
It’s a highly variegated chilli, which is highly fruiting and of medium heat. Not only do you get the leaf colour, but the actual chilli pods are like traffic lights as they ripen. They do fantastically in our Quadgrow planter. If you want any more recommendations of varieties to brighten things up, please get in touch.
Anyone up for the Carolina Reaper challenge?
These chillies are not for the faint hearted and caution should be used when growing, handling and preparation of these pods. The Carolina Reaper comes in at 1,569,300 on average SHU on the Scoville scale and currently holds the world record. Super hot chillies require a very long growing season, with propogation starting early January.
The growing season can be shortened by using one of our Oxypot hydroponic planters. The one pictured was grown in our single Oxypot. Due to the roots having constant, direct access to nutrient solution and oxygen, this leads to exceptionally fast root and top growth.