Hot and spicy sun-lovers

Gardeners' World - - Every Space Counts -

You will need

2 chilli plants ‘Apache’ and ‘Thai Hot’ 3 sil­ver-leaved thyme plants John Innes No.2 com­post Plas­tic trough ap­prox 50cm wide x 20cm deep x 20cm high Liq­uid tomato feed

Grow it

This colour­ful com­bi­na­tion is one for a sun-baked win­dow ledge, where the chill­ies can ripen and the thyme de­velop its aro­matic oils. Choose com­pact chilli va­ri­eties, per­haps two that ripen at slightly dif­fer­ent times.

Your har­vest

Pick the chill­ies at the end of the sum­mer, as they turn red. Keep snipping sprigs of thyme and trim the plants back lightly af­ter flow­er­ing.

Com­pact chilli plants Thyme plants with ed­i­ble, aro­matic fo­liage Plas­tic win­dow­box, like this Elho Loft Ur­ban Trough cro­

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