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Ripening Peppers, Recovering Cress


By peter


There is now a second pepper starting to ripen on my capsicum plant and the first one is now a glorious red, although there are flecks of brown coarseness on the skin.

Beautifully coloured pepper

Tonight will be the first time I’ve eaten homegrown peppers (mine or anyone else’s) and I love the sweetness of red peppers so I’m looking forward to it and trying not to raise my expectations too high.

With a bit of attention I don’t think it will be too long until we can enjoy some homegrown watercress too; soup is about the only recipe we use it in but it’s something I really enjoy.

Recovering Watercress

The pot of watercress which I almost killed earlier in the year (confession here) has responded to the serious cut back it got.

I removed all the dead and very nearly dead parts and now have a small amount of healthy looking cress. Remembering how fast it grew before the mishap, we should have a brimming pot fairly soon :o)

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Hope you enjoyed them! Worth all your time and effort...:-)

11 Sep, 2007


P.S. I have had 2 cucumbers from my plant, with a third ready to cut and a fourth on its way. That will be the last, the plant is on its last legs! Edible, but rather tough skin.

11 Sep, 2007


Mmmmmmm. i upped my 1 bell pepper plant from last year to 4 this year. last year I was still getting peepers from the 1 plant in December. this year, some of the 4 plants are only now producing flowers. Will wait and see! Last year i kept and grew 2 Marketmore cucumber plants out of 12 grown from seed. thay produced 36 cucumbers, plus another 500gm kilner jar of pickled babies (gherkins) for christmas. this year, due to the weather, I got 14 cucumbers - and no gherkins. C'est la vie!

13 Sep, 2007

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