Wednesday, December 14, 2011

An untypical gardening year

What a strange winter we're having. I've just harvested the last chillies from my Lemon Drop and Bulgarian Carrot plants. They've been inside for only 2 weeks - just to ripen the last few fruits. Prior to that it was still warm enough in the greenhouse for them to thrive.
I've tried overwintering chillies previous years but they do tend to suffer from aphids and don't seem all that far ahead of those grown from seed in Feb.
So, it's into the composter for the last five plants. And only 6 more weeks before I'll be starting to sow new ones!
What unseasonal edibles are you still harvesting?


  1. Yes, me too with the chillies! My banana chilli started to reflower in September (I think). Didn't think fruit would form as it was so late but it did, and I brought the plant inside for a second small harvest. Still also got achocha, autumn king carrots and herbs. Hoping for brussels sprouts as well soon!

  2. Thinking of growing chillies next year even though I don't do hot - they look such attractive plants. I picked the last handful of autumn fruiting raspberries earlier this week :)

  3. Hi, I've left an award for you over on my blog. You're under no pressure to accept it, particularly as it's a busy time of year, but it's just really to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. Wishing you a happy Christmas, Caro x