Hot and spicy sun-lovers
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
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.
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 crocus.co.uk