i would like to start growing chili [Mexican/Indian ones], but i'
told that i need heat. i don't have the room for a greenhouse. An
thoughts on getting round this problem?
sounds too wet for decent chilli peppers. indoors might be the way to go.
Or just select a pepper much hotter than desired (like habeneros) and
understand that the wet weather will make them more mild than usual.
Possibly. I was thinkin' that if he had an otherwise sunny location for
it, a large tomato arbor set in a large pot, wrapped with clear
polyvinyl from any paint department (4 mils is probably best but 2 mils
and 6 mils will work as well). I would work as a small green house and
may allow enough heat to grow what he wants.
Habaneros are good for heat but I prefer the flavor of jalapenos. My
sweety though can't abide the heat, so I want some sweet peppers that I
can fry in olive oil and garlic to serve as a side dish.
My thought was that the wet humid weather will take them a notch down
in heat. There's a whole scale of peppers. Pablanos might work well;
they're tasty. Jalapenos might be a good choice if they are grown on
the mild side (wet).
You can grow peppers in the U.K. if you find a sunny spot out of the wind. I
have grown them out in the open and have had success most years. Last year
was the exeption. hope this helps you.
Richard M. Watkin.
Peppers do thrive in heat, but there are lots of people in the UK
who successfully grow them. The trick seems to be starting them
inside early in the season. Do you have a little space in your
You might peruse this site: http://www.thechileman.org/index.php
It's written by a couple of your countrymen, and has lots of
useful links and information. There's a link on the site here:
http://www.thechileman.org/forum.php to a bulletin board that has
lots of UK posters who might be able to give you some very
You have proven yourself to be the most malicious,
classless person that I've encountered in years.
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