I had a bit of a disaster after getting back form holiday last night. While inspecting my plants and feeling rather pleased that all were in good health with lots of ripe pods to pick I noticed that the Dorset Naga plant had taken a bit of a battering in the wind.
The wind combined with the weight of the pods on it meant that it was leaning heavily to one side and looked like it needed staking. Unfortunately as i lifted the main stem ready to steak it snapped clean off at the base.
The only thing left to do was to salvage any unripe pods off the damaged plant and remember to stake my outdoor plants much earlier and better next year.
Fortunately though chilli pods can be used while still green or unripe so some of this haul will be eaten over the coming couple of weeks. Some will probably ripen through to red on a sunny windowsill and the rest will be frozen for use over the winter.