Don't mow the chillies....
Mr is a big fan of chillies, so I planted a couple of varieties this year. The hottest are the Habanero chillies. I learned a very valuable lesson last week, DON'T MOW THE CHILLIES!!!!
Before I put the lawn mower away for the winter, I thought I'd give the lawn one last trim. I was being a bit slack, and couldn't be bothered lifting the chilli plants that were growing over the edge of the veggie garden, out of the way. So I just gave them a trim with the lawn mower too. Big mistake. It was like I'd been hit with Capsicum Spray (not that I've every been in a riot and had the police use it on me, of course). Mr was a good 6 meters of more away and he could feel it too.
Needless to say that put an end to the mowing, and the catcher stayed firmly attached to the mower.
These chillies are from the garden too. I can only just stand them, so there is no way I'm putting the Habanero any where near my mouth.