I started planting chilli late last year. It’s Dec 2014 now, so it’s almost a year since I saw them grew from dormant dry seeds in a paper packet to the tall living fledgling plants bearing fruits now. I have three main chilli plants, let’s call them Ally, Beth and Charlene, all of them in the same planter box. I wanted to give a “Best chilli plant 2014” award to one of them, so let’s do a short review of their history.

Chilli flowers – 5 white petals and giving a very minty scent when it bloomed

When they are just dormant seeds, Ally, Beth and Charlene managed to shrug of their sleepiness when submerged in water, and wake up to become seedlings. That might be just normal routine stuff, but there’s a small percentage of dormant seeds that do not actually ‘revive’ upon adding water. They are dead from …