Attn: Melbourne Workshoppers
There is a herb and chilli festival on this weekend in Wandin. As you'd expect for a festival, there's going to be heaps of food, activities and music... but best of all for the greenthumbs, there'll be over 40 varieties of chillies and heaps of herbs on sale! I've never grown my own chillies before but I'm really keen on giving it a go. I think it'll be a really good opportunity to get some growing tips from the experts.
Hi All, I attended the Herb and Chilli Festival last Saturday and what great day it was.
There were plenty marquis, with the vendors ready to share their fare, with everyone, and what a cross section of herb and chillie spreads, sauces, drinks and food we tried. Delicious!!!
There was the chilli eating competitions where quite a few contestants would be suffering the next day. Some were very brave, and lasted, where as, others had a couple of mouthfuls and couldn't carry on.
There cooking demonstrations and plant sales.
I bought a Manzano Orange Chilli which is supposed to be suited to the climate zone in sothern Vic.
The growers were saying its been spasmodic season this year, and the chillies at the start when ripe, were not as hot as when, they ripened later in the season, and that is correct, as I am finding that chillies I'm picking off the same plants now, have more zing in them than earlier fruit.
We all had a great day, and we'll put the festival in on our diaries for next year.
@QuailFlockI spoke to the chap who was leading the donkey around but he didn't remember you. He said his wife might, and that she was giving the kids a donkey ride down the end, but there were only young girls in charge of the donkeys.
Here is the introduction from the festival program
Hi @QuailFlock there are about 9 chillies on the plant, so I will try to overwinter it. There is one that is yellow so I presume it's pretty much ripe. I will taste it, but will keep the seeds for next season. So that's an ongoing project.
Cheers bergs (Gary) Happy gardening