Today I planted some chillies, sweet peppers and a few early tomatoes.
The tomato is 'balconi yellow' and is a patio bush type. These little yellow toms are very sweet and did great for us last year planted in Nov and overwintered in the conservatory. Hopefully this years attempt at an early crop will also do well!
In terms of chillies, we are going for a few tried and tested favourites and some new varieties. Praire Fire and Ring O Fire have always done well for us and produced a good crop for general use. Hot pepper 'purple' is such a pretty plant that it is on the list again. These tiny dark purple peppers have a real kick, but the folliage is a nice deep colour. Hot 'patio sizzle' were on offer at Wilkos and they look very similar to praire fire so they have promise. In addition, we are trying 'chenzo' and 'cheyenne' which caught my eye when searching online.
I have never done well with sweet peppers, but refuse to be defeated. 'Gypsy' come highly recommended so I will cross my fingers that they will do better this year. In addition ' mini bell mixed' produce small peppers and 'big banana' produce very large ones. Here is hoping that one of these will give us a decent crop!!
All the above went in a heated propagator in the conservatory.
I also planted some sweet peas ' early fragrance mix' 'high scent' 'heirloom jaunita' and 'cupani'.
On lottieplotfour we have made some good progress on preparing for the main season.
Ant surveys the progress.
Some of the smaller beds have been piled up to be moved to their new location over the next couple of weeks.
We have increased our raspberry stocks (autumn bliss)
We purchased a new stainless steel burning bin.
Today's progress was the addition of these 4 beds
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