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Hi Stacey, yes it was, they we re displaying all their jams, chutneys etc Really nice guy, wish I lived nearer
I;m trying Lemon and Basque Red chilli's from Real seeds this year.. really looking forward to seeing just how they taste
They were sown early feb in a heated propagater and now live on a sunny window sill, plants coming along nicely about 4" tall now
Moved up for Elaine to read and ask questions.
Andy lemon is a fab one but I'm not familiar with the other one. Lemon can be quite a big plant to pot up big
I've grown chillis for the last couple of years, the smaller 'windowsill' varieties such as Prairie Fire and Superchilli.
My question is does anyone nip out the growing tip on these varieties or just let them do their thing. I have just let them grow naturally but wondered if they appreciate nipping out.
Unless you are looking to overwinter I would suggest just letting them do their own thing. If you are keeping them on the window ledge then nipping out had its benefits of keeping them compact and bushy.....
Thanks Stacey, they grow nice and compact when left to their own devices so I wont meddle with them. I do overwinter them, normally I chop them down near the base and they shoot out from there, gives me a supply of chillies until the new years crop is ready
Many chillies overwinter well but beware of white fly it seems to love chillies in the winter!!!
I'm surprised super chilli is compact tho mine are usually quite large bushy plants when I have had them outside. I guess it depends on the size of the pots
Hi Stacey, it may not be the same variety, I grew mine from T&M seed, it probably gets to 12" high and same spread, I call that compact. Prairie Fire is smaller, both grow in 6" pots
Do you think these Cherry Bombs should be put in bigger pots now? I bet I have about 50
No orchid leave them a bit longer .... They look fab mine now have 4 true leaves each....... they don't mind being a bit root bound it is hard to say but if they show signs of stress the. Yes transplant ( try not to touch the leaves at all cost) uproot them and let them fall over then gently lift via the stem/ roots
Don't know if anyone gets RHS magazine but interesting article about chillies and a trial they ran
Read the article too, might have to visit Hyde Hall later in the year when they are having their Chilli Weekend.
50?! Good lord Lady how many other chillies did you sprout? I was wondering where I'd find space for my few if the summer was poor as it is!
Scroggin, don't know where you live but chilli fiesta at west dean in August is a MUST
Lol Clari, I think I will need to find some more friends.....I might give one to my MIL Being as doubting of my abilities as ever Clari, I sowed all the seeds Stacey sent me, expecting not even half to germinate!!
Thanks Stacey, I can't believe how much they have come on over the weekend while I have been away, they have obviously liked the sun being on them
*Giggles* I don't think I have the space for all the seeds Stacey sent me - much less when they'd sprouted! Definitely going to have to get the greenhouse heated for next year so I can sew early enough in little batches and transfer them to the greenhouse once they've hardened off a little!
Thanks for the heads up Stacey, I'm not too far from West Dean so will try and get there in August.
scroggin it's a fab day out ....orchid now is the time to put them in the sunniest place possible the fruit will reward you for it no end.... I'm so glad they are growing better than expected.... Tea n square pots never fails!!!