Sow under glass February-early April, grow on in pots in a cool greenhouse, or plant out under cloches in late May or June.
Take care when preparing chillies as the substance which causes the 'hot' flavour can also cause irritation if it comes in contact with the eyes. HEALTH BENEFITS - Red and green both high in vitamin C (Anti-ageing, wound healing, decreasing blood cholesterol and prevention of infections. Assists the body in absorbing iron). Red very high in vitamin A (For growth, healthy hair, skin, bones, teeth and eyes as well as resistance to respiratory infections). COOKING HINTS: Try sweet pepper strips raw with dips or roasted whole and stuffed! Make a simple chilli oil by adding whole chillies to a bottle of olive oil (puncture them to make them sink).