Nuffnang Ads

Monday, 26 November 2018

The Chili Plants Growing In My Garden

I have noticed that the chilies that I intentionally planted won't grow well but those that grow from seeds that I throw as compost or from seeds left from birds droppings grow well and fruit abundantly. Even the chili plants I bought from Cameron Highland will grow for a short period and will somehow die off.
These chilies were from the chili plant I bought from Cameron Highland. They look red and spicy but surprisingly, they tasted like capsicums.
The plant was doing very well and grew to triple its size.
The harvest was good.
But once the rainy season started, the chili rotted (as above pic) before they could ripen. The leaves started to turn yellow and dropped off, and the plant died. Lesson learnt: I think I should move my chili plants out of the rain when the next rainy season starts.
This was another chili plant which I didn't plant. Before I could plant something in this pot, the chili plant grew out of it. I left the common caladium and the chili plant be. I even get to harvest some chilies from it.
Some chilies harvested from the above chili plant.
To my surprise, the chili plant started to flourish.
Leaves, flowers and chilies kept appearing.
With a bit of fertilizer, the plant was doing very well.
Every morning, I get to harvest a handful of chilies.
One morning I found the whole chili plant withered and limp.
It didn't revive and I had to pull it out and discarded it.
This chili plant grew from seeds I discarded together with other vegetable discard as compost.
Close up of a pretty chili flower.
Whenever there is surplus supply of chilies from my garden, I dried them in the sun. I stock the dried chilies my fridge to use when there is no more fresh supply from the garden especially during the wet season.
Chili plants don't do well during the wet season. That is why prices of fresh chilies usually shoot up during the wet season. Then the dried chilies in my fridge will come in useful.

The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God
and is useful to teach us what is true and
to make us realize what is wrong in our lives;
it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.
(2 Timothy 3:16, The Living Bible-TLB)

38 comments:

  1. They are pretty and healthy, but I can see how they rot in wet weather!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I will have to remember to shift the plants out of the rain.

      Delete
  2. The ones from CH do like capsicums. Thanks for the lesson here - that chili plants do not like wet weather. Hope you get more chili plants to grow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Currently, there are a few chili plants growing in my garden. They have started to bear chilies.

      Delete
  3. I grow my chilli's indoors on the kitchen window, they seem to do well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is good. I hope there will be less rain and more sun now.

      Delete
  4. Helo Nancy!
    Lovely pictures and close ups of the chilly plants and blooms!
    Here they use chilly in soups, sauces and grilled meats!
    Have a lovely day and a happy week!
    Dimi...

    ReplyDelete
  5. This always happens to my plants! Will suddenly deteriorate and die.

    Oh how do the dried chillies look like? I normally dump them in the freezer as-is.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They look like the store bought dried chilies. I prefer dried chilies than frozen ones because once defrosted, they look limp.

      Delete
  6. I gave the same issues with chili plant. They will always do so well growing from the compost or pots where I put compost. But they hardly produce fruits as the flowers tend to drop off.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Chili plants are sensitive and not easy to take care. This morning I found some chilies on one of the new batch of chili plants growing in one of the pots.

      Delete
  7. ...there sure are a lot of different Chili peppers!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have never had chillies growing from the compost heap, but very often tomatoes or pumpkins. We had such a big crop of chillies a couple of years back and I dried them, we still have plenty!!! Happy week Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Diane! There is a big packet of dried chilies not used yet.

      Delete
  9. Nancy, do you enjoy hot peppers and I mean very hot peppers? I like hot peppers but I noticed that as I get older my stomach has a problem dealing with them. Oh well, I still enjoy them.LOL See ya

    Cruisin Paul

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love hot peppers but like you, my stomach is not able to handle if they are too hot. Can still enjoy the moderate ones.

      Delete
  10. I like chilli peppers and I often sit in my garden.
    I also plant vegetables on a compost.
    This is the best land for vegetables.
    Hugs and greetings.
    Lucja

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can only enjoy my garden in the early morning. After that it will be too hot. Hugs and greetings!

      Delete
  11. I love chili peppers. My stomach doesn't anymore, but back in the day.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love them too but only the less hot ones. Have a beautiful day, Sandee!

      Delete
  12. I'd have to be careful eating chili peppers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, me too.... The really hot ones can cause a lot of upset to our stomach!

      Delete
  13. How I wish I have green fingers like you, what is compost?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Whatever vegetable or fruit peels that I discard and left to decompose and used as fertilizer.

      Delete
  14. I like the chili in the top images. The color is great. But we call them paprika :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Las plantas se ven muy bonitas. Buena semana.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Now that you know, your plants will do better the next rainy season. They are pretty, and i like a bit of spice from chilis.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Mimi! A little bit of chilies makes a lot of difference to the food.

      Delete
  17. The closeup blooms look so awesome...Lovely to see the flourished plant.

    ReplyDelete

Your visits and encouraging comments are greatly appreciated. Please leave me your blog link for me to visit you. Thank you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...