Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Is this what it's going to take to fire me up, get me out of the doldrums and blogging again. Very fitting if it is - something firy, piquante and tasty in the shape of the South Devon Chilli Farm. There's not a chilli to be seen in this corner of Spain. There's cayenne pepper galore and jars of minced chilli but there's nothing like growing and picking your own. Here's the website where I found a wonderful selection, not only of chillies but chocolate, pickles and jams
http://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk/index.php And they post to Europe.
So I ordered the starter pack and it came with strange little discs of Jiffy-7 plugs that had to be hydrated. Ideal for tomatoes as well and as I kept some seeds from Gonzalo's tomatoes last year, we'll give it a whirl. We'll be ordering more of the plugs as we've never seen them in this area. They're probably old news to you seasoned gardeners out there, but these funny little dun-coloured discs are a novelty to us.
The net-covered greenhouse I wrote about last year has been worth the effort because all the succulents and cacti were protected during an extremely cold snap; the sweat peas have taken, paulownia, brugmansia seeds and natal peach are all showing signs of life......yippee - Spring has sprung.