Hooray! The Hopi Black Beans are finally up. It's certainly been a long wait... I'd almost given them up as a write-off.
In truth, though, it has been a late, cold Spring so far. Nights are still cold, and that also means that Chilli germination is exceedingly slow. So slow that I am worried that seeds may be rotting in their trays. So worried that I replanted a new batch of the Most Wanted Chillis last weekend.
The only chillis that are actually Jumping Up in their trays are the Habaneros. Far more than I can reasonably cope with. The other Big Surprise is the Hot Bananas -- a random cross between Sweet Banana and something hotter -- probably Jalapeno or Serrano. So what I have are the F1 children and we shall certainly have some surprises in store.
So here's an idea: Take a bunch of fresh Habaneros and chop their stem-ends off so that they're pretty-well opened up. Drown them in a jar of Honey. Leave alone for a few weeks. Hot Habanero Honey, anyone?