Seed Guardian, Selby Estate Gardening Club
I’ve been living here for 22 years. But four years ago I started gardening. Before then I didn’t know anything about gardening. Katherine (from the farm) helped us, how to make a garden, how to...
Where the seeds came from
Someone gave these black chili seeds to my Mum. She gave me the seed. I’ve been growing it for the last two years and saving the seed.
Why I grow black chili
Because I love chili. It smells so nice. Sometimes you feel like, “No I don’t want to eat green chili, I want to eat black chili.” I eat lots of chili.
Sometimes we just bite it, when we eat rice. Sometimes I put a whole chili in a curry I’m making. The fresh chili has a nice taste and smell. I don’t dry it unless I’m saving seed.
Fatema on Black Chili
How to grow
It takes time, nearly two weeks to start growing. I put it in a hot dark place. When it has two leaves I take it out and put it somewhere sunny. After a couple of weeks I put in my garden. I feed banana to chilies. Yes, banana. I cut a piece of banana, and put it in the soil to help it grow quickly. Yes, chili plant needs banana. It is fertiliser. Every month I add banana to the soil.