Chilli plug plants
To make your chilli growing just a little bit easier we are offering chilli plug plants of:
- All our habanero chilli varieties (including Dorset Naga and the other two superhots we offer).
- Six spice-type chillies
- Four vegetable-type chillies
We also offer three sweet peppers varieties as plug plants.
Orders are being accepted now, and the plug plants will be sent out from the end of April/beginning of May. Grown in Jiffy-7 plugs, the plants will be ready for transplanting on arrival. They will be sent out by first class post.
To order please go to www.seaspringplants.co.uk
(Please note: this is a different website and you will have to register again.)
Capsicum annuum (left) and C. chinense (middle) chilli plug plants.
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Chilli growing courses
In 2013 we are running four chilli growing courses, What's hot, what's not, in February and four more in August. The February courses are timed so that participants can return home with their new knowledge still with plenty of time to sow their 2013 chilli crop. The August courses provide the same information, but (hopefully) the weather is better and will have fully grown chilli plants to illustrate the talks.
What’s Hot, What’s Not
Led by pepper expert, Michael Michaud, ‘What’s Hot, What’s Not’ are gardening courses that explore the diverse world of peppers and reveals the secrets of these unique and captivating plants. For keen gardeners looking for a new experience, they are a chance to discover the scorchingly hot chilli peppers used by Bangladeshis, Mexicans and West Indians; the gentle sweet peppers perfect for stuffing and frying; and the in-between kinds that give ordinary dishes a new lease of life.
The courses assume that participants have some gardening experience that they can build on. They mainly cover the 'how to' of growing, but also include other subjects, such as variety selection and harvesting. Growing in both containers and garden soil will be discussed, so no one needs to have a vegetable garden in the traditional sense to benefit from the course. Each course runs for about two and a half hours, by which time you should have learned enough to be able to successfully grow your own peppers.
Courses will be conducted at Sea Spring Farm. They will take place solely in our unheated tunnels and greenhouse, irrespective of the weather. So dress accordingly, and come prepared to learn.
Note: We have a strict ‘no smoking policy’ due to Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Smokers may may be asked to wear plastic gloves while handling pepper plants.
For more details click here.
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