Chilli Seedlings and Plants For Sale
Usually Open mid-March to October
Around the Christmas period, the farmshop and cafe will be closed/open on the following days:
Closed: Sun 23rd Dec
Closed: Mon 24th Dec (Xmas Eve)
Closed: Tue 25th Dec (Xmas Day)
Closed: Wed 26th Dec (Boxing Day)
Open: Thurs 27th Dec
Open: Friday 28th Dec
Closed: Sat 29th Dec
Closed: Sun 30th Dec
Closed: Mon 31st Dec (New Years Eve)
Closed: Tue 1st Jan (New Years Day)
Open: Wed 2nd Jan onwards
We are really pleased with our recently acquired high-tech, double skin polytunnel which is home to our chilli seedlings and plants. The two layers of plastic are kept apart with inflation via an air fan and this helps to maintain a good temperature within the tunnel. We start planting seeds in here in January, with the aid of heating cables, fleece and a gas heater to ward off any frosty weather and have plants ready to plant in the ground during April.
When the seedlings are big enough we open up the nursery and you can come in and choose from a wide selection of chilli varieties. This is usually at the middle to the end of March - just in time for the start of the Easter school holidays. In the summer months, we sell mature chilli plants with ripe fruits - just the right size to go on a windowsill.
You don't need a greenhouse to grow chillies as they are quite happy to grow as a houseplant as long as you have a sunny windowsill - they are also happy outside on a sheltered patio during the warmer summer months.
We try to suit all tastes and grow the full range of heat levels from heatless, mild, medium, hot, very hot and extremely hot! Check out our Online Shop to see an example of the types we sell; although we usually have a larger selection available at the farm. If you are looking for a particular variety, please telephone (01548 550782) before you visit to make sure we have that variety and that it is in stock - we will be happy to reserve it for you.
When the soil has warmed up sufficiently, we start moving chilli plants down the path to our crop tunnels and the Show Tunnel and start planting them in the ground; usually at the end of April.