10 thoughts on “The Complete Life History Of A Chilli: Part 11

  1. As such, there isn’t actually a complete cycle here. If, on the other hand, you allowed one of the chillis to ripen fully (go brown and shrivel), harvested the seeds and sowed them, then you would have completed a cycle.
    Anyway, what did it taste like?

  2. Surely it’s a full cycle (life to death). It’s just not going onto the next cycle.

  3. Here lies one chilli pepper: March 20, 2005 to July 31, 2005. May it rest in peace.

  4. Where precisely is this “here” to which you refer?
    Presumably it “lies” variously distributed through the digestive tracts of its erstwhile protectors. Some may remain in a portion of leftover curry in a tupperware box next to the cheese, whilst the rest has been unceremoniously swept into the kitchen bin.
    However, a good obituary ought not dwell on such grisly matters. What we want to know are the great achievements in its lifetime.

  5. Well, there’s no death involved here – the plant lives on and should be capable of producing more fruit. A cycle implies continuation and that can not be achieved in this instance without successful procreation on the part of the chilli. Of course, if one takes an extreme view, the seeds might pass through Karen or Pete and germinate successfully in a sewage works somewhere (which is surprisingly common, particularly with peppers, chillis and tomatoes).

  6. Uhm, I was actually talking about the fact that my mountain bike has been in the shop for repairs. I guess I shouldn’t have mentioned it in the same paragraph – it may have misled you all somewhat.

    Pete on August 2, 2005
  7. For those who wished to know, the single chilli pepped up that vegetable curry quite impressively. And that is what it achieved in its all-too-brief lifetime.

    Karen on August 2, 2005

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