I started clearing out an area of our back yard some weeks ago to make way for herbs, veggies and what not. At the time I basically chucked a handful of chilli plant seeds down in one area with no expectation that any would survive.
Since then they've gone nuts. A fairly substantial set of plants in one bushy clump. And a few days ago I went out and removed a pile of them for drying. They're currently hanging up in our kitchen via a piece of string:
On other herb and veggie based news, we may have a crop of spring onions, radishes, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, thyme and what not fairly soon. The area I've got to work with is kinda small, but I've had to do some major earthworks to remove the jungle that was there. Here's a photo of the currently 'active' area:
I now have to dig the soil up and extract the last vestiges of a weird almost alien looking plant that had root tentacles stretching out over a 6' area. Once I've done that I have to condition the soil and build it up. After that, I can put carrots and corn in it.
Sadly I put my back and hip out working on it this weekend. Not getting any younger. Rats.