Home-grown

Just an update of the things which have been growing in our garden for the last few months. We have harvested the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilli and the runner beans. The tomatoes are growing well and should be ready for harvest fairly soon.

First up is the chilli we are growing this year – Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, which weighing in at 1.2 million Scovilles, is even hotter than the Ghost chilli we had grown last year. These plants have been transplanted into our garden plot, and are growing well. We have harvested 3 of these chillies, and there are more to come. Hopefully we will be able to have enough to produce our chilli sauce to last us through to the next chilli season.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chilli on the plant
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chilli on the plant
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilli - 1.2 million Scovilles
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilli – 1.2 million Scovilles

The runner beans have been growing undisturbed for many weeks now. Hence it was time to harvest them – nothing like freshly picked vegetables from the garden, you just can’t get any fresher. In fact, my wife stir-fried them and they tasted great. Nice and crunchy and very tasty.

Runner beans growing
Runner beans growing
Harvested runner beans
Harvested runner beans

We do have two tomato plants growing plenty of small tomatoes at the moment. They are starting to ripen, so it shouldn’t be too long before we can start picking them. Then there will be no need to buy tomatoes from the supermarket for a while.

Tomatoes on the vine
Tomatoes on the vine

There’s just nothing better than eating the vegetables that you grow and care for in your own garden or allotment, as this is the healthy way to nutrition.

Boon