|Hungarian Hot Wax|
Following the training, I was bursting with enthusiasm to grow all sorts of things but I'm rather limited in space and don't have access to a green house. No matter, there are still a lot of things you can grow outside and on windowsills. The main new additions are my ever increasing collection of chillies. I was already growing Real Seeds Nigel's Outdoor Chilli, Cherry Bomb, Hungarian Hot Wax and a Bulgarian Carrot. After the training I added a Bengali Chilli and a Cashmere Chilli to my collection kindly given to me from the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses. If you have experience of growing these, please tell me how they grow and taste as this is a new project for me.
Apart from increasing a passion for growing chillies, I also got hold of some Halloon seeds and some Fenugreek. I sowed these seeds this morning and am intending to grow them on sunny windowsills throughout the winter to brighten up meals with their flavoursome leaves. Watch this space to see how I get on!
Garden Organic's inspiration for the exotic flavour of my latest training was inspired by their sowing new seeds project which is currently running in the Midlands. The project has uncovered many varieties of exotic crops that are adapted to the British climate through allotmenteers and home growers cultivating and saving seeds over several generations. Here's some information on the project http://www.sowingnewseeds.org.uk/
Are you growing any exotic or unusual edibles?