Chillis for Charity
Every year, I sell plants to raise money for a chosen charity. This year I’m growing loads of Chilli Plants to sell at work, home and online, which will hopefully create a nice donation for Catch 22.
In the past, I’ve sold garden plants, vegetables and indoor plants to colleagues and friends, and have raised decent amounts of money. I’d love to raise a few hundred pounds this year too, so please let me know if you would like to buy any of my Chillis.
Who are Catch 22?
Catch 22 is a forward looking social business which has over 200 years’ experience of providing services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around.
Our programmes help those we work with to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in school or college and develop skills for work, live independently on leaving care or custody, gain new skills and confidence as parents, and play a full part in their community.
In 2011/12 we worked directly with 34,000 young people, families and adult offenders in 150 localities, supporting a further 49,000 young people through national partnership programmes. The people we work with may have had tough upbringings, few opportunities, or lived in difficult neighbourhoods.
Click Here to see how you can make a difference. You can donate on this page too, so you don’t have to buy a Chilli Plant to support them!
About the Chillis…..
Chillis were first farmed about 7000 years ago and today are considered as common as salt as a food flavouring. Chillis are an important ingredient in meals made all over the world. They are so versatile and useful, every home should have some, and here’s your chance to do exactly that!
Chillis are actually perennial plants, so don’t automatically throw them away in autumn when the leaves are dropping. Keep them frost free and pretty dry and they will usually go into dormancy over winter, springing back into life when the weather warms up in spring and bringing you a even better crop than the first year.
Read more to see which chilli varieties I’ll be growing this year.
Pre-Order Your Chilli Plants
To pre-order your plants, just drop me an email and I’ll put them aside for you until they are large enough for posting, in a few weeks. When they are ready, I’ll organise collection and payment with you, or send you an invoice if you need them posting to you. All Chilli Plants are £5.00 each, with UK Postage and Packaging (where applicable) being £3.00 for the first plant and an additional £1.50 for each extra plant you buy. Please note that all proceeds are going to Catch 22, so any ‘postage profit’ will be donated as well. Email Me
Chilli Varieties – All Chilli Plants are £5 Plus P&P (if applicable).
There are a few Chilli Varieties on offer including some of the most useful and potent of the Chillis regularly used in cooking. Numbers and timing are down to mother nature, so get in quick while there are some left.
Read the list below for more details of the varieties on offer.
Thai Birdseye Chillis
Thai Birdseye Chillis are short and narrow with a blunt end. These Chillis are among the most widely used in the kitchen, especially in Thailand where there are dozens of varieties.
These are seriously hot chillis that also add a a fruity tang to dishes all over the Caribbean. Their name derives from their appearance which is crinkled and irregular. Famed for their heat, the distinctive Scotch Bonnet fruity tang is a superb food flavouring.
These medium sized chillis originate from Northern South America and are widely used in cuisine all over the world. The famous Habanero heats creeps up on you, making it a favourite ingredient for hot food.
African Devil aka Piri Piri
Made famous by Nandos, Piri Piri Chilli is a hot punchy chilli that is great on all sorts of food. Classically used in chicken dishes, the fruits are short but seriously hot!
Facebook Super-Hot Chilli Giveaway
If you like Chillis, HERE’S a chance to win one!