Bellerophon symbol, variation 7
Friday 17th Sep 2010 20:03:11
What kind of habaƱero?
img_5879.jpgimg_5877.jpgimg_5874.jpg Yeah, yeah. I know what you're all thinking - "So how the hell are those chilli peppers doing? We ain't heard much about 'em recently." Well, the chilli peppers got moved to the shed (did I ever mention the shed?) but . . . well, I'm not sure if they really took to it ("Christ, it gets so cold in evening"). I've got growing: paper lantern habañeros, demon red, numex twilight, Hungarian hot wax, purple tiger and another type of habañero (possibly 'orange habañero'). In the first photograph, I think the paper lantern habañeros are to the left, the demon reds in the foreground, to the right, and the hungarian hot wax in the background, to the right. The demon reds are just weird and, despite serious neglect, remain alive and well, producing pathetic little red chillis (about 1" long, if that) . . . purple tiger are fine, but have only produced about half a dozen chillis, if that (and they're all tiny little things). Hungarian hot wax produced a huge, lovely chilli pepper (about 3" long) and another (about 2", visible in the first picture) that I'm waiting to wipen. Numex twilight . . . do I have one of those? But the habañeros have produced a little bit of fruit, but not much. Probably about eight habañeros. I picked one of them tonight. Put it on my Pizza Express pizza. Wasn't very spicy. Hmmmm. What is going wrong? Should I just stick to boring old jalapeños (which seem to grow and fruit fantastically) or invest in some kind of greenhouse like thing? Does anyone care? Why don't I just buy my chillis from a shop/supermarket like most people? Was that knife sharpened by a left-handed freak? What's going on with the words 'chili', 'chilli', 'chile' and all the other variations? Can you drive through a rainbow? Can someone fix my watch? Where have all the plumbers gone? Can I have a refund?

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