Tag Archives: Chillies

Gardening with Anne – March

Once you have your Mini greenhouse or Cold Frame, what are you going to grow in it? If you aren’t a very experienced gardener, then follow Anne through the year as she provides some hints and tips about getting the most out of our Access Mini greenhouses, Cold Frames and Cloches. Anne often helps us […]

8 ft Growhouse – ideal for overflowing greenhouses

This 8′ long half height Growhouse has a glass back to enable it to stand anywhere, while ensuring light levels inside the Growhouse are maximised. It makes an ideal overflow area adjacent to an 8′ long Greenhouse, and the glass back will ensure plenty of light still enters the greenhouse. Seed tray shelves provide plenty […]

2 degrees outside – 22 degrees inside

Last week I fitted a new ‘wireless’ max/min thermometer into the Mini greenhouse outside. I wanted to keep a close eye on things as I have got young Peppers, Chillies and Courgettes growing in there. The Mini greenhouse has an electric fan heater to provide frost protection, but the power of the ‘greenhouse’ effect really came home […]

Whose Been Eating My Plants?

You go to all the trouble of buying seeds, sowing them in the right compost at the right temperature and give them your love and attention for months and then….. Something starts nibbling the leaves.  You can’t see it, but it’s plainly there! And sometimes, it’s too late and your beautiful baby plants has been […]

I’ve Got chillie Chillies!

The rain has slowed down and we now have gusty winds with a chill attached to them. I visited a garden centre yesterday and was horrified to see their chilli plants at least 12” high!  Mine are struggling to get to 4”.  I think it must be because mine are cold and have stopped thinking […]

Warm Igloo

In the early hours of this morning the U.K. sprang forward into British Summertime.  As an extra bonus, this weekend we have been blessed with the warmest sunniest weekend of the year so far. My little chilli plants have been making the most of the warmth inside the frame and most now have 4 healthy […]

Chilli success

Such is my chilli success that I’ve potted them on and have moved them into my main Access Frame that holds the same amount of plants as a 6’ x 4’ greenhouse. On frosty nights I have lit my 10 hour tea lights and sat them on a terracotta saucer with a terracotta pot over […]

It’s February already!

I’ve plugged in my heated propagator and read my seed packets and it’s time to get cracking! I have treated my seeds to some ‘J Arthur Bowers’ seed and cutting compost.  £3.99 for 10 litres. I am also trying some ‘fibre pot strips’ which are like little plugs that each seed grows into and it […]

All grown up and ready to pick….

I think I must be the only person alive who prefers the watching and waiting and tidiness of young plants and seedlings to the grown up ready to pick stage. I know this is what it’s all about, picking and eating, which is lovely.  But I can’t wait now to cut down the tomato plants […]

Picked my first tomatoes…

So exciting and the smell of them was fantastic when I opened the mini greenhouse door… It’s a smell from my childhood when I helped water my Dad’s tomatoes. Not all of them are ready, I have a fantastic display of green ones all different shapes and sizes. The ones I have picked are called […]