Hi. My name is Al. I live in Ireland with my beautiful wife Astra. We got married in June 2011 after meeting in 2006 and living a fantasy lifestyle of love, travel and laughing like kids everyday.
I’m 32 years of age and I am a graphic designer. I love my job and I get a buzz creating cool ideas for people. I meet a fantastic range of people which I enjoy as I’m a chatty guy in general.
I also love photography which is a bit of an other hobby and hopefully that will be useful in this blog with any visuals I use here. I hope to create a visually stimulating blog with information that other chilli growers might find interesting and informative.
I decided to start up a blog after failing to find much info on home chilli growing in this climate (especially in Ireland) and I wanted to show that you can get very successful results in this part of the world without spending a fortune on expensive lighting and growing apparatus.
I have been growing my own chillies for two years but previous to that I hadn’t grown anything apart from spuds. I came across some Cayenne Chilli seeds in my wife’s seed collection and decided to give them a go. My first yields were so abundant I’ve been hooked ever since.
I hope you enjoy my posts and I intend to keep adding extra pages with various info as I go.