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Stacey Docherty

Oh it's not my thread Hun it's everyone's... Yes put 3/4 Into a nice pot. Clarington wow that's a great suggestion to put them on top of the fridge. I also just grow mine on te window ledge by the window, sealed in large freezer bags.... Tracey if conditions are right some will germinate within 8-10 days. Should have warned you about gloves!!!!! Ssooorrrrreeeeeeee

Stacey Docherty

Clarington just read your post. Some seeds just take longer than others to germinate. I always rotate my seed tray daily. But the chilli farm( which one btw) is right they do need constant temperature. As soon as they germinate then yet can be moved but not transplanted. I wouldn't transplant until at least 2 true leaves have formed. if they get leggy they can be planted deeper they will grow just the same 

Orchid Lady

It's Ok Stacey, I  learned my lesson LOL!  The vet had given me some thin plastic gloves to apply cream for Ollie so I used them for sowing the seeds.

All done now and on the windowsill I the sunshine, well not at this moment obviously but you know what I mean 


 I forgot I took this pic, all my seeds having a drink before sowing 

Orchid Lady

Ha ha Edd, it is tea I promise, a bit early for the Sloe gin or Sloe brandy 

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Stacey Docherty

Morning all.... Tracey that is v impressive I hope they germinate well for you and produce cracking plants as fruits..... Well a cold crisp morning with the sun rising over the steel roofs of slough trading estate... Costa coffee in hand so all is well... I planted out some digitalis grandiflora plants yesterday grown from seed ( from seed swap) my seed box is still overflowing. The window ledges are groaning all around the house ... Got to move some of the chillies upstairs tonight and plant another batch up I know it's late but!! I'm glad we are going to the chilli fiesta this year there is a grower there called Michael ( he advised hugh fernley whitingstall) and he is a font of knowledge I have a 3 year old plant I want to show him as he reckoned it wouldn't do the plant any good over wintering it( I'm getting chillies on it already)!!!! Right work later peeps xx

Orchid Lady

LOL Stacey, I hope I get good plants/fruits too, I have never had much success before and when I did get chillies on something ate them!!!! 

Clarington
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

LOL Stacey, I hope I get good plants/fruits too, I have never had much success before and when I did get chillies on something ate them!!!! 

Wasn't me!!

Orchid Lady

LOL Clari, it was mice and when I was cleaning the GH our at the end of summer I found a load of half eaten chillies under the pots!!  They went overnight, one day they were there, I went to collect a couple for tea and they were all gone!!!  Little monkeys 

Stacey Docherty

Wow mice really!!!! Nothing touches mine apart from a friend of mine who has a ridiculous heat tolerance and just eats them raw off the plant

Jamie DJay

sorry about not getting back to you stacey, i havent been online... right, i made a make shift greenhouse and 'heatmat', the temperature of the 'heatmat' gets really warm! so warm i cant leave it on over night incase i wake up to no house! i leave it on about 16hours of the day though... could my seeds have died by now? i mean theyve been potted since the beginning of feb and i have nothing happening, even the cayennes and jalapenos seem to be doing nothing.

Orchid Lady

I presume it was mice Stacey, whatever it was they obviously weren't keen on the chillies and wasted the lot...that was the most annoying part!!

Stacey Docherty

Jamie I wouldn't say your seeds have died if they have been kept In moist compost they just probably haven't had the right optimal growing conditions.... However that said I may be tempted to sow another batch in case they are no longer viable.. Start a fresh with your new invention. Do you have more seeds? If not I could send you some and would be happy to do so ( I take it u like the hot varieties!) it's up to you but I couldn't say if they would/wouldn't germinate.....

scroggin

What methods do people use to store their chillies, we have tried drying and freezing both work ok, have seen chillies in oil in the shops, has anyone here had experience of this method. We grow ours indoors on the windowsills so tend to grow the small compact types.

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Jamie DJay

I'll leave it to the end of the month and start again, I have a couple of seeds left which is why I have been on top of the ones i've already sown. I cant really buy seeds here in cyprus, they haven't really caught up with the spicyness yet!! so it would be great if you could send me some hot seeds please! have you started you batch for this tear yet?

Jamie DJay

scroggin - i make hot sauce out of mine aswell as freezing them. Last year I dried my cayenne peppers and made homemade cayenne pepper. If you have loads of chillies, experimenting with hot sauces is a good way to use some up, or personally i'd just freeze them for later on...

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Orchid Lady

I am planning on using some of mine for chilli jam and I'm going to dry and dry some to make chilli flakes  That's if I get some chillies at all of course 

I 'glamourize' my olive oil by decanting some into a large bottle with a couple of chillies, a home grown bay leaf, a couple of home grown garlic cloves and some whole black peppers. The olive oil is then used for frying stuff, and in my salad dressing. It adds a little piquancy to everything.