Drying Chillies For Culinary Uses

Chilli Ninja Chillies

A fantastic way to preserve your precious chillies, especially if you have lots of pods that need harvesting and you don’t want to waste them. It’s perfect, all you need to do is pick them and there are various common sense ways of drying them – you just need to choose one that suits you and your space. The most popular technique would be to string them together and hang them up, I’ve previously posted about this here.

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Seedlings Update Part 3!

2013 Chilli Ninja Seedlings

Well, that was a busy month indeed. The North of Ireland had the biggest concentration on snow falling over a few days since 1963! It has been bitterly cold though and felt just like winter, so I have been scurrying around my garden this past few weeks trying to protect my early Spring growth whilst building various housings to help keep the cold snap away. My greenhouse got totally obliterated in severe winds that we had for a few days so that was also the end of an era for that old thing – I already have a nice shiny replacement though :)

So amidst all of that you would think that growing was at a minimum, well you would be wrong! As you can see my seedlings are flourishing under the protection of a nice warm house and sunny windowsill. Although we had the crazy weather, most days were bright and sunny too, weird eh?

Well almost all of my seeds have sprung to life with an exception of a few. My Apache’s didn’t do too well but apart from that I’m very happy on the progress as a whole. They are all around 1-2 inches in height and have their second leaves with some onto their third set. I’m really giving them a good amount of time to bed in to these little cells so that they are good and strong when I plant them out to the next stage.

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