I’ve been so preoccupied with the melon plants by the back door, watching as fruit after fruit has failed to germinate and then dropped off, that I completely forgot about the chilli plant on my bedroom windowsill.
Until this morning, when I pulled back the curtains and lo and behold
The rest of the flowers have fallen off, which makes a lie of the photo on the seed packet. You know the type: a massive plant dripping with fruit. Still, two is better than none – and presumably there will be new flowers in the future.
I’ve been so busy, in fact, I haven’t potted on two further plants, but now I have room on the windowsills, I may just do that. You can’t have too many chillies, as far as I’m concerned.
Quite how aphids manage to find there way indoors, I don’t know, though. The fruiting chilli plant is covered in them, so I will need to get the neem soil out pretty sharpish….