So despite the lack of updates, the garden has kept growing. I had a disappointing crop of seedlings from the seeds I planted. Only about 50% germinated and I lost many due them drying out. Whilst I took every care to keep the seedlings watered, the Root Riot cubes seemed to be very quick to dry out and I lost many due to a moment's inattention.
However, the seedlings that made it were duly planted out in one of the Quadgrows and a Chilligrow. In order to save me having to check for watering so regularly (yes, I am that lazy), I then hooked them up to an additional 25l reservoir which would supply the 'grows via a water level valve (Greenhouse Sensations again).
Once that was done, I practically ignored the plants and just let get them on with the job of growing...
|The greenhouse is looking full, time for a prune|
|Plenty of lush growth in the Chilli Forest|
|Twilight Chillies, this year's chilli challenge plant.|
|Even more Twilights - Just the one plant but it seems to be thriving.|
|Peach Bhut Jolokia|
|Flowers on the Cayenne|
|Kashmiri Mirch chillies, mild chillies with a brilliant red colour (when ripe) which are used to add fantastic colour to curries without excessive heat.|
|Joe's Long Cayennes - these were the chillies we used last year for the chilli challenge. These could be record breakers by the time they ripen!|
|It's not just chillies in the greenhouse. The Sweet-Millions tomato is also doing really well in a Quadgrow.|