I am a fan of spicy flavors, so chili is one of the ingredients I use in almost every dish. To cultivate it is actually pretty easy, especially if you live in a hot climate with a lot of sun. I decided to sow some seeds, and the results are great, they are growing like hell. If you want to have your own plant, just find a sunny place in your garden, remove the seeds from a ripe chili (should be red) and plant them 5 cm under the earth. Don’t forget to water them every day in the first 5 days until the seedling appears.
Another plant which is growing good if it’s sunny and warm is pumpkin. If you are following my blog you have already seen a few recipes with pumpkin, I like the flavor, color and versatility of this vegetable very much, so I’m very happy that a big plant is growing in my garden. I didn’t realize it is a pumpkin plant until yesterday, when a brunch of it with a big fruit appeared in the palm over my pool. I think it only dropped off because of the weight of the pumpkin, which is already as big as my head. I’m exited how it will look in 3-4 weeks, the stalks are not dry jet so the fruits are not ripe but soon they will be and I’m looking forward to reap my first homegrown pumpkin.
I also planted spring onions today; I will keep you updated about their development, and about the surprise pumpkins of curse.