Despite the cold and snowy weather this week it’s time to sow these highly fragrant and beautiful flowers.
I spent some time today with the kids sowing our Sweet Peas ‘Almost Black’ and ‘Matucana’. We cannot wait to add these sweetly fragrant deep purples to the garden this Summer, following on from our Tulipa ‘Queen of Night’. A very industrious session, we managed to sow tomatoes ‘Black Opal’ and our aubergines ‘Jackpot’ too!
It took about 25 mins – the perfect amount of time before the kids wanted to move on to the next thing!…and we’ll revisit them once the green shoots appear and then again for planting out in Spring!
Founder – Neil & family.
Here at Seed Pantry, we have lots of healthy vegetables that you can grow from scratch at home! 🥗 So we thought we’d give you more detailed information on our favourites and what makes them so special and well worth growing yourself! 🎉
First up is the ✨🌶️ Chilli Pepper 🌶️✨
Chilli Peppers (Capsicum annuum) are famous for being spicy fruits often infused in dishes to add a little or a lot of heat! but they are rarely acknowledged for their nutritional content. Fresh chilli peppers are full of vitamins with its vitamin-C content being extremely high and around 3 times more than an orange per 100g! 🍊. This is something that is regularly overlooked as most people eat chilli peppers in small quantities compared to other fruits and vegetables.
They’re really easy to grow indoors at home and the yield is excellent – you won’t need to buy them again once you start growing these yourself!
They also have some special powers! 😲
🌟 Special Power – Capsaicin 🌟
Capsaicin is the compound within chillies that give it the pungent spicy taste! And early studies suggest it has anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic and anti-bacterial properties. So all those mouth scorchers might be worth it in the end!
We have a brilliant range of chilli seeds to grow, available right now at Seed Pantry seed & bulbs shop!
Seed Pantry Team