Mr VegHead says...

Vegetable musings from Sea Spring Seeds

Heating up Bridport

Bridport is a great little town, and I feel privileged to be living so close to it. Most of my shopping is done there, and if you’re hooked on chillies like I am, it is a surprisingly good place to satisfy your needs. Chillies off the street Take, for example,
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Choosing a chilli variety

Chillies are a New World crop grown mainly for their hot edible fruit. They are related to sweet peppers and, botanically, include the five domesticated species of the genus Capsicum:  Capsicum annuum. The most common of the domesticated species; includes sweet peppers and a majority of the garden-grown chillies. C.
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Pepper Pot-Pourri: Ancho/Poblano chillies

The Pepper Pot-Pourri will be a regular feature of ‘Mr VegHead Says’. Its purpose is to describe the different types of peppers, helping gardeners and cooks to choose those which best suit their needs. With thousands of peppers in existence, it can be a daunting task to source the most
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Vegetable variety trials for 2012

March is almost here, and I am just finishing the plans for the 2012 trials. There are still some gaps in our catalogue, and to offer a comprehensive range of vegetables, we are going to make a big push this growing season and grow out a ginormous number of new
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Tips for growing chillies and sweet peppers

Ten rules for growing chillies and sweet peppers   Chillies and sweet peppers are heat loving, long-lived plants that are started as transplants. Seeds must be sown early in the year; the seedlings that come up are then pricked out and grown in small pots or modular trays. It takes
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