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Feeling Chilly

Having resolved to keep working the garden through the winter, my thoughts turned to whether some of our tender plants might also make it through the colder weather.

I had read somewhere that certain chilli plants, with protection, can go on to produce bumper crops in year 2. So without further a do I headed down to our unheated greenhouse, pruned our chilli plants back and tucked them up for the winter with fleece, an old greenhouse cover, a brick surround and some straw. I actually have no idea whether our variety, ‘ring of fire’ ,will make it through, as to be honest, they recommend you bring them inside. But thought it was a good experiment to maintain the winter interest and take the mind off the more mundane gardening chores.

chilli plant



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