great Article on seaside's chillies

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13 years 1 month ago #27580 by Stu_R
Thats a really good article on the chillies on the forum homepage :)
A lot of you probably dont know that Louisa is Seaside on here :)
:) i can personaly vouch for the quality of her products .. her Sweat Heat Chillie Sauce is wonderful . and those smoked chillies are the best ever for cooking with .. her pickled stuff is great to :)

Its really great to see articles about people we know to talk to on here :)

Well done Seaside , and please keep up the great job your doing with your lovely products :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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13 years 1 month ago #379041 by eelcat
We've used her chillies in our products and they are great.

1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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13 years 1 month ago #379158 by Seaside
Thank you Stu and eelcat :)

Iris did a great job, despite my rambling and blathering (as you perhaps can tell from the quotes). With work and kids, the small scale thing works for us, but I do get a kick out of growing chillies. Sweet peppers are in the same family, but not as well behaved.

Louisa

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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13 years 1 month ago #379170 by kate
Louisa I'm sure you didn't ramble at all....and I'd like to join the club of happy customers and as soon as I have a kitchen again I'll be buying more smoked chillis and jalapenos :D :D

Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed :D

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13 years 1 month ago #379179 by Ronney
I can't vouch too much personally for Seasides chillies as I'm not a fan of them but Kevin loves them and devoured the smoked chillies in no time flat. Knowing Kevin as I do, that is high praise indeed :D [;)]

Cheers,
Ronnie

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13 years 1 month ago #379201 by Seaside
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I didn't do any pickling this year because of the slug attacks on the jalapenos, but I did manage to smoke a few kg. I seem to be on top of the aphids, so my mission now is to control the slugs without chemicals - I have been given a few ideas, so watch this space. I must be due for a bumper crop next season (our plan to move and re-cover the tunnel house this winter will help).

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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13 years 1 month ago #379206 by Andrea1
We have been getting lovely fresh peppers and tomatoes from Seaside for several years now... such passion - I love it!

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13 years 1 month ago #379207 by Andrea1
What about running a few ducks through the tunnel house in the late evenings and early mornings when the slugs are at their worst?

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13 years 1 month ago #379217 by Stikkibeek
mmmnh! duck and chillie sauce [}:)] :p

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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13 years 1 month ago #379228 by Kiwi303
Are your beds raised? if they are raised and boxed up, run some guttering around the sides and make a moat, filling any gaps the slugs may be able to slither through between bed and moat with caulk. That will stop invasions from the ground and new sources of slugs.

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13 years 1 month ago #379243 by Seaside

Andrea;372213 wrote: What about running a few ducks through the tunnel house in the late evenings and early mornings when the slugs are at their worst?

Thanks, I've had a duck offer I don't think I can refuse from Nora. Do ducks eat chillies and tomatoes? I know the chickens would be a nightmare in there!

Kiwi, most of the time I plant into the soil (through weed mat). This year I tried growing in planter bags in one quarter because there's a row of poplar trees that is retarding the growth of plants in the tunnel house, but the draw back was the planter bags gave the slugs lots of dark moist places in which to live and breed. The plan is to move the tunnel house this winter, which should solve a variety of problems.

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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13 years 1 month ago #379245 by Andrea1
They may bother the tomatoes when completely ripe, but if you have them all growing in one area, you can easily fence off with something you can simply step over. If they are flying ducks, just clip their wings. The most damaging ducks we've found have been Cayugas and Khaki Campbells, and the least damaging are Indian Runners. Muscoveys will only go after the plants after they have eaten the greens (grasses, clovers) and bugs first, and then they shred plants for fun, without eating them, usually woody stuff that they ringbark. Geese will do this also if not enough grass/grazing.

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