Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chilli plant

I've never had much luck growing chilli in my patio. They always start out very healthy and then die from pest infestation before reaching maturity.

Then one day, my friend Patricia gave me a young seedling. She scattered some seeds and ended up with too many seedlings. I happily accepted the plant and hoped for the best.

In less than two months, the plant has not only grown taller, it is giving me lots of chillies. It's looking healthy too!

It's my first successful chilli plant. I can't thank Patricia enough.


  1. Congratulations on the wonderful chilis. Hope they aren't too hot. The photos of the flower shows are wonderful. Wish I had been there.

  2. I don't have good luck with chili plants either they just don't work for me. Glad they worked for you this time.

  3. Femminismo - These large chilli are not very spicy. Yes, the flower show is a good one.

  4. Happy Moni - Strange isn't it? In my case, I probably have too many plants in my garden and the pests just migrate from other plants to small young seedlings. Or it could have something to do with the (old, reused) soil.

  5. That's good news, Ting!! I understand well how difficult it is to grow healthy chilli plants. Hope your plant will continue to flourish well and bear lotsa chillies.