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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hot Chillies ready to bloom.

Six chilly plants were planted a month or so ago, and now they are ready to bloom. They are planted in rows beside the corns. The original seeds were from ripe chillies Kakdah bought at Carrefour, Putrajaya. I just cut one open, took out the seeds, let them dry for a day or two and then germinate in little pots..... Now they are ready to show off the pure white little blooms!!

One plant has weak stem or roots and collapsed after a good wind blow. I didn't make an attempt to straighten it or tie it to a stake. After a week new shoots were seen developing at the nodes. Now that unlucky plant is the healtiest, with 5 stems coming up and blooming. I heard about gardeners purposely plant chillies slanting to induce more stems. ...










Generally two types of chillies, the big chillies and the smaller and hotter ones. All the six plants are of the big chillies, best known as Cili Masak or Cili Besar here in Malaysia.


Nice, pure white cool little flowers for soon-to- be real red hot chillies!!!

14 comments:

  1. Six plants? You'll have a lot of hot chillies soon. One plant is enough for me.

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  2. Thanks for the tip about increasing yields - I have eight plants nearly ready to go out, will try it with some of them.

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  3. We grew chillies a few years ago...lots of fun. I like the mild to hot ones.
    I see you have tons of rain also.

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  4. Love hot Chillies and hot peppers! Thanks for visiting my blog again!

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  5. Your plants are beautful, I would love to hear about how you will use the chillies!

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  6. Kakdah love these chillies right? 'Masakan Melayu' requires a lot of chillies. I seldom use chilly in my cooking but some dishes must have chilly like 'kangkung masak belacan'. Yummy!

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  7. > Bucolic Bushwick
    We really need more than six plants for regular supplies. Kakdah's menu requires chillies...

    > Scattered Gardener
    Some will do the same to tomatoes but for bigger root ball. Chillies for more stems and blooms. Happy Trying!!

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  8. > Patsi 'Garden Endeavors'
    > Outside In
    > danger garden

    We do get tons of rain in december. Now its a lot less, and it may go without rain for days.., I would love to share ways of using chillies in cooking... Definitely with our first harvest!

    ~ bangchik

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  9. > Kakdah will blend chillies and put it in container. She will open refridgerator and get chilly paste from time to time...

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  10. Some time you lear by misstakes - like the chilli broken in the wind and now you have more stems.
    /MB

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  11. We grew some chillies last year and it went quite well considering Northern Ireland isn't exactly the warmest place. I love their little shy flowers but I hope yours actually taste of something ~ ours didn't :( Ah, well.., it was fun to try.

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  12. > Maria of Sweden
    > Carrie of Northern Ireland

    That has always been the way we learn, making mistakes, learn from them, improvise, improve and develop.... even little thing like growing chillies.

    Chillies may not exactly suit Northern Ireland weather as much as strawberries here in Putrajaya, Malaysia. We just make do with what is suitable... I guess.

    ~ bangchik

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  13. I tried leaving a more extensive comment on peppers just now, but my computer is giving me fits. Anyway, beautiful pictures and commentary. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog a few weeks back. Please come again.

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  14. > Alexandria Sewell

    Thanks for dropping. Sorry to hear your computer giving you fits. Hot Chillies on the hand will give such a sensation that even winter is like summer in desert!!

    ~ bangchik

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