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08/07/2013 at 15:45

Good Afternoon

A couple of months ago I carefully planted some seeds - Chilli peppers-Red Demon.  I waited patiently for them to peep out from their little pots and then lovingly potted them on.  They are nurtered in the greenhouse and have grown tall and strong, as have all my other pepper plants, many of which are showing fruits.

BUT.....I am beginning to realise that these plants are not what I expected...they have flowered, one white and one yellow, but not the slightest indication of anything like a pepper!   I would like confirmation that I have been duped, mislead and even tricked into aiding and abetting WEEDS!!

Please tell me it's not so.....           


08/07/2013 at 15:51

Those are definitely not peppers-that is so.

08/07/2013 at 16:04

Dunno what they are but not chillies, and I doubt anything edible.

08/07/2013 at 16:12

They are both garden weeds and the seed was probably in the compost you used. 

08/07/2013 at 16:19

Thanks ...I was afraid of this.  I wonder what happened to all the pepper seeds?  I suppose none of them germinated.  Ah to uproot the intruders and chuck them in the green recycling bin for the council.  I don't want anymore in the compost!   

08/07/2013 at 19:05

Ohhhh sorry Sheena- how frustrating

08/07/2013 at 19:12

What a shame!   We won't tell anyone, though. Of course that kind of thing has never happened to me..... Well, yes it has, and it is very disappointing!

08/07/2013 at 21:00

Thanks for the sympathy folks. Will try to do better!   

09/07/2013 at 21:49


We have All done this sort of thing.  Once tried to train a potato plant up a trellis

09/07/2013 at 22:03

In his youth my dear son 'helped' in the garden by putting all the potato haulms on the bonfire his father had lit - including my newly planted blackcurrant bushes, which apparently took quite a bit of pulling up! 

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