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Growing Chillies

As one of a handful of places successfully growing chillies, we often get asked for tips and advice.

We spoke to Rob our head gardener who is the resident expert on chillies and asked him for his top tips.

Sow seeds very early Jan/Feb

Keep warm during sowing ideally 21 deg. C

Make sure you feed well throughout the growing season and use premium organic feed e.g. a good tomato feed.

It takes 90 days for fruit to mature from flower to fruit, so a long hot Summer is the secret to a good harvest.

Once harvested dry them slowly and keep them in the dark to maintain a good colour and flavour.