With many of this year's chilli seedlings still suffering from the aphid attacks I'm keeping them in quarantine until I can clean each plant one by one.
The overwintered plants from last year have been moved into Root Pouches and placed in the greenhouse. I suspect that eventually I'll need to place them on slabs as their roots will start burrowing into the shingle.
|The greenhouse looking surprisingly tidy|
|Chilligrows waiting for their plants.|
|Tomatoes in the Quadgrow. L to R Ildi, Croatian, Yellow Boy, Gardeners' Delight|
|Underneath the thick layer of pea shingle is a strong layer of landscape fabric so hopefully weeds will not be a problem.|
Before planting up the Chilligrows I need to wash the pots and disinfect them with Jeyes Fluid to keep contamination to a minimum. Because of my stupidity in killing a lot of my seedlings, I've had to resort to buying in a few plants to make up the shortfall. Whilst I have nothing against buying in plants, the choice can be somewhat limited and often the plants are forced in tunnels to make them fruit early. Whilst this looks good in the shop, the plants can suffer when relocated to the average garden.
Fortunately a local supplier, Dundry Nurseries, produces a good range of unusual varieties and, because they buy their seed from Simpsons Seeds, I was able to pick up exact replacements for the plants I'd decimated, including Black Tongued Scorpion and the Yellow 7 Pot Hab.