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Orchid Lady


My seedlings  Purple Riot are there but because they are purple you can't see them very easily.  Cherry Bomb are doing great 

 

scroggin

Thats a serious amount of chillis Tracey, they do become addictive, dont they. I think its all the different varieties and the smaller ones are an ideal windowsill plant.

I'm trying Bangalore Torpedo this year, its one that produces long thin chillis, ideal for cooking I hope.

Orchid Lady

I am going to have to give some as presents I think, I sowed all the seeds Stacey gave me,min hindsight I should have kept some but that's why I'm a newbie LOL!!  The Cherry Bomb ones look great in the pics I've seen, a really nice plant to have outside 

scroggin

Tracey, they make great presents, I have done the same but grow just a few new plants each year, they crop right through the winter indoors which is great when nothing is growing outside!

I notice your windowsills are a lot deeper than mine so you dont need any extensions, hope you get your GH up and running soon.

Orchid Lady

Edd, how long did your 'mystery' seeds take to germinate?  Mine haven't done yet and I was about to give up on them, should I leave them a little longer? I also have some called mushroom chilli that haven't germinated?

When do I need to repot the Cherry Bomb, Apache and Purple Riot seedlings? And when I do repot them do they need to go in the new GH (nice and new and shiny waiting for baby plants )

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Orchid Lady

I did, remember you made a comment when I posted a pic of them in the glasses (I am tracey by the way if you hadn't guessed ).

I'm getting called Lady now, that's a first 

Orchid Lady

Oh yes, that's right, I was thinking you meant something about a window sill I had spelt wrong.....long day 

Clarington

My chilli count at the moment is:

2 x jalapeño

3 x purple riot

6 x chilli willy (got a pack of ten seeds & am hoping to give these away as gifts)

2 x cherry bomb

1 x scotch bonnet

3 x pepperoncini

1 x mystery one the label fell off!

Now I think I've worked out the trick to using the propagator (think it was too damp last time which is why I didn't have much success - I've now put sand in the bottom to disperse the heat and don't water the seedlings after the initial planting) I'm going to have a go to get a couple more plants (esp. cherry bombs - they look soooo good!) growing ready to fill the greenhouse once the warmer weather decides to stick around rather than teasing us so.

 

How are yours doing Orchid?

Stacey Docherty

Ooooooo it's a GW chillie fiesta!!!! Glad most of ur chillies are growing...( grrrr just typed out replies to questions and lost the text!!!) clari glad u have ur propogator sorted. Chillies are tough and don't like much water ( always wait for full grown plants to wilt slightly b4 watering) and lmao at ur chilly willy seeds. Orchid don't be daft sometimes they just don't want to grow!!!! Don't be in a hurry to pot up 3/4 true leaves is perfect otherwise they don't like being handled!!edd 3 c leaves is odd but get go with it maybe a new strain!!!! As for square pots they will grow in round lol just not as well!!! Do ur own trial some in square pots u have others in round... I usually wait and plant my seedings in their final pots... Right lo out the bath so will post pics of my chillies later

 

Stacey Docherty


 A slightly dark image if my babies who I think are now toddlers


 My over wintered purple riot now flowering 


 My over wintered naga morich ( and cat food)

Picking up useful tips.  Great thread for me 

Stacey Docherty

eah? What? Are u referring to my husbands wine selection??? hubbies home brew is all upstairs I don't get involved apart from tasting the occasional red wine!!!

Stacey Docherty

Verd I will have some chillie toddlers ready soon if u want me to post you some.... I figure in a bottle would work!!!

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Orchid Lady

Stacey, I was talking it the man from the Deven Chilli place today at the exhibition, we had a really good chat about chillies and all the seeds I have sown and how mad you are on chillies ( I bet your ears were burning LOL!)...,,,,then he fell asleep so I went back to my stand  Fab chilli plants by the way 

Orchid Lady

Clari,  I have LOADS of Cherry Bomb seedlings, it's going to be a Cherry Bomb fest I our house, also some Apache and Purple Riot. I will need to repot them soon, just trying to hold in until the GH is finished so thinking possibly Monday.  That's the bit I'm worried about as I usually end up killing the seedlings 

Orchid Lady

Excuse terrible typos/autocorrect....long day and very tired!!

Stacey Docherty

Edd that's wine he was given for xmas!!! Orchid was it the south devon chillie farm? I go there every year normally and if not I always see them at chillie fiesta at west dean along with Michael ( who had his own company now and supplies high fern w) it was someone at south devon who told me about square pots!!!! 

Clarington
 I get nervous about seedlings too! They're just so delicate! I tend to wait til they're far too big for their pots (I put them in oversize ones to start with so they look tiny and lost) before I move them because I am convinced I'll snap them.
Sounds like you're going to be having the most adventurous meals come harvest time! 
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Clari,  I have LOADS of Cherry Bomb seedlings, it's going to be a Cherry Bomb fest I our house, also some Apache and Purple Riot. I will need to repot them soon, just trying to hold in until the GH is finished so thinking possibly Monday.  That's the bit I'm worried about as I usually end up killing the seedlings