Sunday, 27 May 2012

Great on everything

Maybe not *really* chile pepper related. But I was very happy to find this one in the shelves of the local supermarket :-)

It was perfect together as marinade with some aji limo sauce on our grilled tuna today!

Wishing you all a great week!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Excursion on the balcony


I got restless... Eurovision song contest is nothing for me anymore :-) So I started harvesting pictures from my little photo excursion on the balcony today.

This is my overwintered chiltepin, reaching for the sky. It's quite tall. At least 1,8m. But still no flowers.

7 pot primo
First flowers

Bode roxa

I think that these flowers are absolutely great. Pointing in all directions. Looking good.
Very nice flowers.

I love the shape of this one.

7 pot brain strain red
I really hope that these flowers set fruit!

Black Cayman
These two flowers here are turning away from each other...
While these two are hugging.
Aren't they cute?

A promising battery of flowers...

7 pod brown
 First flowers

Have a great weeked everyone! And may the best entry in the contest win :-)


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Moving out


I had planned to wait another week before moving my little "darlings" out on the balcony. But with summer temperatures and sunshine, I made a quick decision this morning to move them out today. It was a light panic mode this morning, since I'm on a course, and it starts at 8.00. The whole family was engaged and we ran and carried like maniacs :-)

And checking previous years' notes, it's this day +/- 1 day that I usually move them out. So I think it's a wise decision. It should be fine. (Exactly one year ago:

This blog is of course about chiles, and not about me. But for a change, I thought that I want to be on the first picture. Here I am posing next to my pimenta cumari. The plant is already 1,6m tall. I hope it won't break if there are strong winds. But, not it's out there, so it's going to stay there. Keeping my fingers crossed for it.

Here are some of the smaller ones.

Another view...

Getting ready to wrap them in in the fiber net...

And here they are. Now we can't go out on the balcony. My plan is to use this fiber net for some days, and then they are used with their new environment. The sun is strong, and can hurt them bad. But the worst enemy is usually the strong winds on the balcony.

As all previous years, it's always a little nervous the first days they are out. But as all previous years, I expect everything to be fine in the end :-)

Wishing you all a nice week!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

First flower this year

... And the first one to have flowers open this year is ....


Have a great week!