My biggest success so far has been the chillies. Perhaps this is because they are being grown in the kitchen and therefore are getting more attention than the plants outside but they are really coming on a treat.
They get watered with whatever cold tea is left in the pot! The plants have masses of flowers followed by small fruits that point skyward. They start green and slowly turn bright red.
The best bit though is in the eating! Being in the kitchen they are easy to crop and put straight in to whatever dish is being prepared. As a succour for spicy food this is quite often in my case. The fresh zingy spice is so far removed from any shop bought specimen that may have travelled many miles to reach your plate. These are in a totally different league and all the more enjoyable for it.
Even if the weather is not so good – I’m enjoying a ‘hot’ summer!