The other day, when I took the ripened chilli peppers off the vine by my back door to dry them, there was one unripened. So, I left it and sure enough it quickly turned red.
But it also had a big part missing. Something got there before me!
Now, my hunch was that this little horror is a vine weevil larva. However, is it not the wrong colour? And if it is not one of the aforementioned, I am really baffled as to what it is instead. I’ve done an Internet search and the result is, well, I still don’t know.
Not to worry. The compost from the chilli pot has gone to landfill and there is now a chilli plant from outside to replace the finished plant. That is a definite advantage of growing things in pots: being able to shift plants round at ease.