Sunday, 25 September 2016

September update


An update. Most of the plants are still out on the balcony. Temperatures are almost summer-like.

Here is the classic - Chile de arbol.

This one is new for me. Yellow chicken heart. It's really hotter than I expected.

The good old rocopica. A cross between Capsicum cardenasii and pubescens.

The bode roxa is a beauty. I will try to keep it inside for the winter.

Aji chinchi amarillo. Haven't tasted this one yet. The shape is different, and I'm sure it's a good one :-) Since it's a baccatum.

Pimenta cambuci. Mild, with a nice taste.

I don't know the name of this one. I call it CA1, being a Capsicum annuum. No heat. Like a bell pepper.

This is a type of aji amarillo, but since I lost the name of it, I call it CB1.

Mareka fana (berbere). Haven't tasted it yet. I don't expect it to be so hot. But I have misjudged the heat before.

Roumanian gallo. A peperoncino. Not very hot. It had a rough start with spider mites, but has somewhat recovered.

More pimenta cambuci.

Another "CA1"

 Roumanian gallo.

This is another noname. I call it CA2. The plant reminds me of goatsweed, but the pods are more like serranos. Here is the flower. Capsicum annuum.
 Another CA2.

My old malagueta. I like the way the flowers come in clusters.

CB1. Beautiful shape. That "typical" pepper shape.
 The yellow chicken heart with plenty of pods.

Malagueta flowers. Capsicum frutescens. A great plant. I guess it likes it a little warmer than here in Stockholm, but it's doing fine.

Another CB1. Nice shape.

And last, but not least, my favorite - dedo de moca.

Wishing you a great week!

Monday, 29 August 2016



My 10+ year old succulent is flowering! What a beauty!

Prickly regards :-)

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cleaning Thursday and getting ready for the radio garden show


It's a cloudy Thursday morning, so I took the opportunity to clean the pots. I have noticed that the vermin lay their eggs in the flowerpot dishes (?). So I use steam to clean the dishes.

Not very scientific, but it's a great therapy :-) Here they are. Steamed and cleaned.

Also, don't miss today's radio show :-)
You can listen live on the Internet.

Hot regards,

Saturday, 23 July 2016

An update - 4 varieties


Time for a small update.

CAP 1153, one of my favorite Capsicum chacoense

 It doesn't look too good. But I hope there will be some pods, so I can save the seeds.


I've lost the name of this one. It's a really big fruit. 20cm and heavy weight. I expect it to taste like a bell pepper or similar.

 And a close-up of the flowers.


OK, now we're having a heat wave, in the end of July. But this one has had a really rough start of the season. Hoping for at least some pods.

Chile de arbol

It's funny. This one is a classic variety, but I've never grown it before. I like the shape of it. The flowers are pretty, typical annuum.

Hot regards,

White fatalii


Finally. My white fatalii is ready to pick. It's taken a long time for it to develop, and it's not so easy to see when it's ready. But the white colour has deepened the last week, so I gave it a try.

Started with a small pod. It should be perfect for our tomato soup :-)

Hot regards,

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Roumanian gallo

Big excitement. My Peperoncino Roumanian Gallo, that I grow for the first year is ready to taste. Here it is in the pot.
 And here it is ready to be sampled :-)

The taste: Almost a little sweet, but with some heat. It's perfect to eat as it is, or sliced on crisp bread.

Wishing you a great week!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Chile de Arbol


Chile de arbol is an old classic, but I have to admit that I have never grown it before. So this is the first year.

It had a rough start. It got spider mites when the plants were inside, but now it is recovering, and starting to set nice looking flowers. Hope to see a pod soon!

Hot regards from a warm Stockholm!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Chiles in Grövelsjön

Hi again!

We were up in the north last weekend. In the window of the mountain lodge at Grövelsjön, we found this plant :-) Totally unexpected to find peppers there!

Not very far away from the mountain lodge, there is the highest waterfall in Sweden. Njupeskär.

This is what I call a high quality lunch! Fantastic place!

Hot regards,

Other chiles in Stockholm


There is a commuter boat crossing the lake Riddarfjärden. Some days I take the boat home.

Yesterday I noticed a plant in the captain's hut. A cup wth a chile pepper plant. I couldn't read it all, but it has careful instructions about how to water it.
Isn't it great. Even chile peppers on the lake :-)

Wishing you a great week!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Moving out all of them


Today I'm throwing the dice, and move out the rest of the plants. Some are in better shape than others, but I think it will be fine.

Patricia asks the usual question. Where will we sit?

Wishing you a great weekend!

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Mango habanero salsa


Harvest time! Yippee! My over-wintered habanero has ripe pods!

 I picked one of them, to use in a mango salsa, to go with the grilled tuna tonight.

The recipe - my basic mango habanero salsa:
 1 ripe mango
1 yellow habanero
1 fresh red onion, chopped
1 lime, juice from it
1-2 tablespoons caper, chopped
A lot of cilantro, finely chopped

This habanero was amazingly hot. As I'm writing this, my fingers are still burning from saving the seeds. Exactly how it should be :-)

Wishing you a great weekend!