We’ve teamed up with West Dean Chilli Fiesta to launch a new plant competition element for 2016. Whether you grow chillies every year or want to give them a go for the first time this season, your plants could win you prizes - simply bring them along to the event, (timings to be confirmed) and you could win £100 of Thompson & Morgan vouchers. First place winners will also win a trophy, with rosettes and smaller voucher prizes for second and third places.
You will be able to enter two categories.
Best Chilli Demon Red Plant - grown from Thompson & Morgan seed, supplied at start of season. Must be grown in a 2 litre pot.
Open class - any variety grown in any size pot - must be grown from seed in 2016.
Thompson & Morgan is donating 1,000 packets of Chilli Demon Red Chilli for Class 1. The variety has been chosen for its suitability to windowsill growing - you won’t need a greenhouse to take part. Registration is open until midnight Wednesday 10th February. If there is still time, click here to register for your free seeds. Packets will be offered to the first 1,000 people to register.
If you are not one of the lucky 1,000 you can still buy seeds of the variety to take part. Click here.
The competition will be judged by West Dean Gardens Supervisor Sarah Wain and Thompson and Morgan’s gardening expert Kris Collins. They certainly know a thing or two about chillies! Plants will be judged on health appearance and yield.