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13/08/2012 at 11:17

Hi i have 3 De Cayenne chilli plants which i am growing indoors, I have grown them from seed which i planted on the 26-04-12 then transplanted in pot shown in photo on the 31-05-12 can anyone please tell me when they will start to show some fruit.

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13/08/2012 at 11:31

You need flowers to get fruit and as there is no sign of flowers--do not feed make it suffer and hopefully at some point..............it looks a bit leggy as well -is it getting enough light?

13/08/2012 at 11:45

Hi Sotongeoff it is sat by the window in the kitchen all day and night and i only water it about twice a week.

can you give me any ideas of trying to get them to flower and to stop it from being a bit leggy.

any help would do as this is the first year i have grown chilli's 

13/08/2012 at 11:52

There is not much you can do to get it to flower other than wait-only water if it shows signs of wilting-not on a regular basis-if that is 2 weeks then so be it-this will trigger a mechanism in the plant that makes it think it is on the way out so will flower in order to reproduce that is when you will get fruit.

Patience is a virtue.

As regards light again as much as you can-I am guessing you don't have a greenhouse?

The legginess is because it is indoors where light levels are lower and it is a touch warmer-you should get something but it is hard to predict when.

13/08/2012 at 12:01

i do have a greenhouse but i have been blited by slugs and snails and they have eaten most of my plants that is why i brought them indoors, should i put them back in the greenhouse.

13/08/2012 at 12:08

I would-but put on the staging rather than lower down-slug pellets will take care of the nasties.

13/08/2012 at 12:12

thank you

13/08/2012 at 12:53

Great advice from Geoff, as always. Apart from bright light, they will need as much warmth as they can get, too. Peppers have exactly the same requirements as toms.

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