To build your own DIY aquaponics system you need just one IBC (intermediate bulk container). These can be bought new or used, we use second hand. So, firstly if you have bought used, then first job is to clean it up. Get the jet wash out and give it a good clean,...read more
A journey of discovery through aquaponic gardening, from a novice perspective.read more
All chillies originate from the Bolivian basin of South America. They have now dispersed to every corner of the world and even into space! Although Chillies were first recorded in the UK in 1548, they are…read more
Although as a rule of thumb the smaller chillies are the hot ones, this is not always the case – some of the super-hots are quite large. Capsaicin is the main chemical that sends your brain into spin when you eat a chilli pepper.read more
If you want to grow “super hot” chillies then growing everything on the following list of varieties will challenge even the most ardent grower…read more
Ever wanted to know how to keep your chilli plants from one year to the next? Find out how to over winter your crop ready for the next spring.
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Anyone that is a keen grower of chillies will already know about Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This is the scale that all heat is measured against in chillies. It all started back in 1912 by a Pharmaceutical Chemist called Wilbur Lincoln Scoville when he…read more
I wanted to share with you my family’s favourite of all the chillies, Pimientos de Padron. This fabulous little plant is easy to grow, is a prolific fruiter and the best bit is they are so easy to cook and taste fabulous.read more
Time to transplant your chilli plants into the next size pot to ensure the plant doesn’t get root bound and the chilli plant can fruit and grow to maturity.read more