Last year I grew quite a few different chilli plants and I've realised that my tastes are getting slowly hotter. A cayenne would have been far to hot for me a few years ago, now I want a whole one chopped up on a few slices of pizza, loving the kick it gives me!
So the other day I decided to buy some new seeds and add to what I already grow. It came as a package from a Devon chilli farm and included:
Jamaican Red Saina
Thai Bird's eye
Not sure if I'll plant them all yet or not but the idea of growing some Thai chillies really takes my fancy as I'm hoping I can make some spicy dipping sauce of my own.
This year I want to be much better at separating them off to ensure they've not cross pollinated for seed saving, I'm thinking about using different windowsills in the house for different varieties but we'll see how that goes, I'm not great with house plants for some reason!
I think I'll dig out my heated propagator and maybe sow them this weekend to get he longest growing season possible from them.
When does everyone else sow their chilli seeds?
Do you use grow lamps early in the year to speed them along?
What's your favourite type to grow?