Sown indoors: 9th January 2014
First Seedling: 24th January 2014
Germination: 15 days
Germination ratio: 7/10 seeds sown
This is a new variety to me and it has come from the Real Seed Catalogue. I chose this variety because it looked stunning in the catalogue picture, is supposedly a hot chilli but, in addition, it purports to get to nearly 1 foot in length and 2 inches wide!!!
10th February: At 2.5 weeks old, the seedlings are doing well and are developing their first true leaves:
3rd March: The seedlings are approximately 8 weeks old. Today they have received a liquid feed from my friends wormery which will hopefully give them plenty of extra nutrients.
15th March: 7 weeks old
4th April: The seedlings are growing nicely and at a faster rate than the other varieties.
17th May: These seedlings are now standing at around 4 to 5 inches tall and, like the other varieties, have spent the last few weeks recovering from a urgent transplant into fresh all purpose compost after we had realised there was a problem with the compost they had originally been repotted into.
5th & 7th June: What a change in just a few weeks. These were also given a feed about a week ago.
21st June: I’ve potted the plants into much a much larger size of pot and during the day, I am leaving them outside to soak up the sunshine and rain. I am still bringing them back in at night though, as the air temperature can feel quite chilly at night.
23 June: Whilst putting the chillis back into the greenhouse for the night I spotted the first of the flowers forming
6th July: The flowers are taking forever to open 🙂
15th July: These plants are over two foot tall now and the first flowers have opened.
25th July: open flowers and the first tiny chilli.
14th August: This bunch of chillis are between 4 to 5 inches in length. It has been a very wet and much cooler over the last few weeks and so the plants have been in the greenhouse but spent the previous 3 weeks or so outside.
20th August: These chillis are over 6 inches in length now and keep on growing.