After visiting West Dean Chilli festival back in 2004, when there was just one avenue of stall holders, we brought some seeds from Simpson Seeds, the next year we had a whole garden of chillies and we were hooked.

This year we have got lots more varieties of chilli plants for sale by post and at various shows and events around the country such as West Dean Chillifest near Chichester and the Lakes chilli fest at Levens Hall.

Chillies are fantastic plants to grow, to see the peppers develop and then the enjoyment of eating the hot peppers is becoming more and more popular

We are introducing some great products this year such as growing kit, fertilizers and pest control products

During the spring we start a 1000 plants a week, every year we try new and different techniques to improve our plants, so this year we are going to run a trial on which compost is the best to start your chillies.