• Blog your pepper progress. The first image in your first post will be used to represent your Glog.

Tinks' Will they won't they? glog

All the pepper seeds went in very late this year as the seedlings were cooked in the greenhouse. I did manage to save a couple of plants.
I cannot overwinter plants, no room in the house and greenhouse is unheated, temps drop very low in the winter and chilli plants wouldn't survive.
I grow as many plants as I can mainly for seed collecting for the following year and for making chilli pickle which I dish out among friends.
Apologies for photos, phone is shit and so is the camera on it. Hopefully this will give you a gist of what goes on chez Tink
I just need to figure out how to upload photos ;)

First off the veggie patch, again this is late and I only grow what we can use.

First pic - mini sweetcorn - never grown this before so it's experimental.
2nd - Ukrainian and sweet cherry tomato plants
3rd - couple of courgette plants - when in France grow courgettes, whether you like 'em or not
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220612_102211.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102211.jpg
    338.1 KB · Views: 428
  • IMG_20220612_102205.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102205.jpg
    307 KB · Views: 15
  • IMG_20220612_102157.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102157.jpg
    308.2 KB · Views: 16
Last edited:
Inside the greenhouse - there's a fair few varieties (and sizes) in there - but you get the drift
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220612_102044.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102044.jpg
    199.8 KB · Views: 15
  • IMG_20220612_102053.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102053.jpg
    223.7 KB · Views: 16
  • IMG_20220612_102058.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102058.jpg
    227 KB · Views: 17
  • IMG_20220612_102111.jpg
    IMG_20220612_102111.jpg
    182.4 KB · Views: 14
  • IMG_20220526_142615.jpg
    IMG_20220526_142615.jpg
    176 KB · Views: 17
and the infamous chilli pickle - heat depends on the chillies but I use jalapeno and black hungarians as a base and then ramp it up with Bonnets, habs and this year, hopefully, some bhut jolokia, reapers etc.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220605_181314.jpg
    IMG_20220605_181314.jpg
    87 KB · Views: 14

PaulG

Extreme Member
Sorry to hear about the toasted seedlings,
but you look like you are well on the road
to recovery.

Is your greenhouse built against a wall? (pic 4)

Good luck going forward, Tink! 😀
 
thanks Paul, hopefully the plants will do their stuff now :D
Yes it is a lean-to greenhouse, south-facing but with shade from a large tree when the sun gets high.
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
thanks Paul, hopefully the plants will do their stuff now :D
Yes it is a lean-to greenhouse, south-facing but with shade from a large tree when the sun gets high.
Sounds like a perfect location. If it is south facing,
is their the possibility of using black gravel or paving
stones on the floor as a heat sink during the day which
might keep it a bit warmer during the winter nights?

Or even paint the wall black?
 
Last edited:
Sounds like a perfect location. If it is south facing,
is their the possibility of using black gravel or paving
stones on the floor as a heat sink during the day which
might keep it a bit warmer during the winter nights?

Or even paint the wall black?
thanks for the advice Paul, I may keep one or two plants from this year in the greenhouse to see what happens.
 
Not much to report on the gardening front, peppers are getting greener and bushier, had a bit of sun scald which I've sorted.
Flea beetles have demolished the sprouts and radishes and also eaten the sacrificial nasturtiums I put out. I've got the crops surrounded by basil and coriander plants to try and the beetles off eating anything else and to attract predators.
Got borage and peppermint guarding the chill plants - must be working as nothing has nibbled the chilli plants so far.
Doesn't help when there's boiling temperatures followed by storms, cold and plenty of rain. It's a challenge :D
 
Top