I finally have a chilli going red! I honestly thought it was never going to happen but now it is, at least with this one chilli, it’s happening so quickly, it started yesterday with just a reddish rim around the stalk, it was a bit redder at the top this morning and now this afternoon the whole chilli is orangish / greenish.
Talking of chillies, I seem to have more chilli plants than I actually thought, my two pepper plants which were doing nothing but producing white flowers then absolutely nothing else have actually produced fruit, suspiciously chilli shaped fruit . . .
So, doing something I should have done when I got the plants, I googled the name on the plant label ‘Ring of Fire Peppers’ and it turns out they’re cayenne peppers! And there I was imagining the sort of peppers you could eat as crudities! I also discovered that I should have been misting the flowers daily to encourage them to set fruit, so that’s why . . .
Finally I thought you’d like a laugh at my bendy cucumbers . . .
Really I should have grown the cucumbers in a greenhouse (as in the little plastic greenhouse I use) on their own and taken most of the shelves out, that way I wouldn’t have had the bendy cucumber problem. I’m not sure if these two cucumbers are technically ripe, I don’t think the second one is but the first one might be. They’re still prickly though.
PS Still talking about food, but not the type I’ve grown, I made the kids corned beef hash for tea (from Cooking With Daisy again), something I’ve not made in a while as they didn’t eat it last time. I brought the plates out covered in paper towels (to keep off the flies), Boy Lacer lifted up the towel and went “Wow!” and “Lovely!”, it made my cook’s heart glow, my fussy two year old liked the look of my corned beef hash before even eating it. He then went on to carefully spoon up all the blob of tomato sauce I’d stuck on the side of his plate with his fork, sucking off every last drop and then pushed away the untouched hash, typical!