Conversation with an Allotment Gardener at Jurong Lake Gardens
I first learned about allotment gardens from Tish at WriterOnTheEdge and have been following hers with keen interest for some years now. I am fascinated by the idea of having a plot of dirt someplace else from one’s home, where you can grow whatever one pleases.
Loving Husband is always keen to try new chillis, higher on the Scoville Scale the better. When we caught sight of these lovelies, we were entralled.
Never having encountered purple chillies (aka Bangladesh chillies), we apologetically interupted the reverie of one of the few gardeners who was working the allotment in this early morning.
She was actually happy to answer our questions, and as our conversation progressed, it took an unexpected turn as she snipped off a couple of purple chillies, plus another brown-ish chilli for us to try, as well as a purple chilli cutting for us to try to grow at home. And to top it off, a bag to carry our stash so we could continue our run exploration around the gardens comfortably.
It was certainly an unexpectedly delightful meeting. Have you had any chance encounters recently?