Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Earlier this year I scattered a few chilli seeds into a couple of pots. The little seedlings that emerged have grown into plants that are about 3 feet tall and replete with flowers and fruit. For a while I had only flowers, that would drop off (probably because of the high summer temperatures) and I thought I would have to engage in some "artificial" pollination techniques (one youtube video showed how to sort of tickle the flower in order to disperse the pollen within itself) but very soon I had little chillis all over. There seem to be about 15-20 on one plant and I am busy thinking of ways in which I can use them in my cooking.