Chillies are hot stuff

Wed, Mar 31, 2010

Climate Change, Grow your own


Currently one of the “must have” designer plants are CHILLIES.

They can be grown as decorative plants or for their wonderful fruits. Chillies are doing well in the UK as the traditional growing season lengthens combined with longer periods of intense heat.They come in a range of delicious colours and different intensity of spice but all need similar high temperatures and humidity to grow well: ?

For best results plant in early spring under glass although they can be cultivated outdoors in very sheltered sites with plenty of sun to make the fruits ripen.Find out more about growing these popular plants at:

The most northerly chillies being grown in the world are reported to be in the North East of England. Against all conventional horticultural wisdom, a Chilli Farm is thriving in the wilds of Northumberland.Dan May currently grows 70 varieites of chillies and farms around 2,000 bushes”Until someone proves me wrong and reveals chillies are actually being grown in the Arctic, we are without doubt the world’s most northerly chilli farm.” he proudly claims.

Dan doesn’t just grow them – he also produces some impressive sauces which he sells via his innovative company Trees Can’t Dance.



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