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Hydroponics?

I have done my chili gardening so far only with traditional, soil-based methods. The results have been varied, and there seems to be the constant threat of pests, plant diseases, or improper amounts of water and nutrients while working with soil. I am not completely sure how real this observation is, but I think I … Continue reading ”Hydroponics?”

Chilies: May 2017 update

I have been growing a variety of chili peppers for a few years now, and the most of summers 2015 and 2016 were spent building and then testing the Juliana greenhouse that we use for extending the warm season here in Finland. This year however, April was the coldest in record, and there was no … Continue reading ”Chilies: May 2017 update”

Chillli crops, preparing and dehydrating, greenhouse project

My chillies are producing chillies – of many varieties, and enough for any reasonable uses I can personally come up with. Here are again some photos, both of ripe and fresh chillies, and also about the preparation for preservation. I have decided to dry and make rough, spicy powders of two most high-yielding chilli varieties, … Continue reading ”Chillli crops, preparing and dehydrating, greenhouse project”

Greenhouse: Waiting for the harvest

This is the first summer when our greenhouse is in use. So far everything seems to have gone just fine, even while we have been so busy in other areas that we have not really got so much time for the garden or the greenhouse. Even with just minimal care, most greenhouse plants seem to … Continue reading ”Greenhouse: Waiting for the harvest”

Greenhouse: container for growing bags

Today another key element for our greenhouse was completed. Tomatoes will be cultivated in Biolan brand growing bags (“kasvusäkki”), and our DIY version involves preparing containers that include water tanks and soil-filled pipes that connect the growing bags with the water reservoir. The setup is completed with spiral-shaped, aluminium supports of Juliana that help tomatoes … Continue reading ”Greenhouse: container for growing bags”

Chillies, 2015

It is germination time again: this post lists (most of) the chilli pepper varieties I have selected for this season, with links to the Finnish Chili wiki and other sites: Fatalii: http://www.chiliwiki.fi/index.php?title=Fatalii Aji Norteno: http://www.chiliwiki.fi/index.php?title=Aji_Norteno Habanero Uganda: http://www.refiningfirechiles.com/uredhabgallery.html Fatalii Gourmet Aji Fantasy: http://www.fatalii.net/Chile_Peppers/Aji_Fantasy C. galapagoense: http://www.fatalii.net/Chile_Peppers/Species/C_galapagoense … Continue reading