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Haven't been around much, I've been too busy with regular life to really post here, but I have been working on my garden.

Temperatures have skyrocketed here over the past couple of weeks; good news for my tomatoes and peppers, not so good news for my lettuces. We were still digging out last year's potatoes when they started growing again, so we lost a ton of seedlings due to needing to dig them up ( :( ).

However, what's been the real success has been our indoor pepper plants:





These are the third and fourth peppers from four plants we have, with a fifth growing. They don't seem to want to ripen on the vine, so we take them off and ripen them next to a banana. These have a little bit of history -- about 18 months ago I bought some peppers from a market stall (nothing exceptional, just ordinary mini peppers) and decided on a whim to scrape the seeds out and grow them. Last year failed thanks to a sudden cool spell, but this year keeping them indoors has done wonders for them.

We've tried one so far (a second given to a friend for her to try & seed save if she wants) and the sweetness when roasted is incredible; I'll have to try the next one raw to see how that tastes, and also make sure I save seed from this batch to sow next year.

Who knows, maybe in a couple of years I'll have excess seed to spare :P

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Date: 2013-08-02 09:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kake
How are your raspberries doing this year? I think mine were a bit water-starved during the earlier part of the season, as there were loads of flowers but very few became berries :(

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Date: 2013-08-03 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kake
I suspect then that my lack of berries is due to my lack of watering, since we got our canes from the same place at the same time. Still, next year's canes are starting to pop up now, so I'll try to be better at watering next spring.

(No problem, I've been really busy too! I've been doing a lot of travelling around London recently but not been at your end — will let you know when I am, in case you're free to meet up,)

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Date: 2013-08-02 10:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carolyn_claire
Indoors is a good idea. What's the variety? How are you growing them?

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