Sheena Horner, runs Galloway Chillies from her home near Wigtown, growing speciality chillies, alongside hardy and half hardy herbs.
She started growing chillies in 2010 when she couldn’t get enough spice locally to satisfy her own tastes and has been developing the business ever since, with the business growing over 120kg of chillies last season.
Adding spice to your life, Sheena grows a range of chillies from the mild to the wild. These little bombshells of flavour are the key ingredients in a number of products produced by others within the region and further afield.
She also grows a range of hardy and half hardy herbs, including over 20 varieties of mint. But what makes the business special is that they are trying to do this sustainably by phasing out their plastic use. Therefore any plants received from Galloway Chillies will eventually be in totally biodegradable packaging. They are pleased to date that both the pot and the label are fully biodegradable and are now focusing on changing their packaging. Sheena has also recently became a stockist of Dalefoot Composts which is a sheep wool and bracken compost. Get in touch with Sheena for her chillies https://gallowaychillies.co.uk