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13/09/2013 at 12:59

I have loads of tomatoes, chillis and bell peppers and all the plants have both huge fruit , very small fruit and flowers and are just a bit (very)green. I also have loads of cucumbers that are all a bit small (an inch or two).

Quick question is if i bring the peppers and chillis in will they ripen and the last of the flowers (dozens of flowers still on each plant) ripen and produce fruit.

If I pick all the big cues and green toms will the small cues and toms swell on the plants or is it too late now.

I can always  pickle the picked cues and ripen the large toms in doors. 

If helps am in the south east Hertfordshire area

13/09/2013 at 13:01

woops think this ended up on wrong board


13/09/2013 at 13:06

With regards to the chillies unless you overwinter them it is unlikely the flowers will now set fruit it's a bit late plus they probably won't get x pollinated indoors... The chillies on the plants will continue to ripen slowly indoors ... I grow a lot if chillies and I just leave them out but that's a personal choice. Why not do your own trial bring some in leave some out....

13/09/2013 at 13:27

Hi Stacey, do you like my new crown? I have a heavy crop of chillies after taking your advice on how to treat them rough. however they are just not showing sign of turning colour.what ya think Stace

13/09/2013 at 13:33

Patience....... Mine are just starting to turn now... Keep them on a patio did possible near a building for a little residual heat that's why I group all mine togethlol they cuddle to keep heat lol

14/09/2013 at 11:05

All windowsills covered with chillis and green peppers , waiting to turn, fingers crossed , i hope they do as i dont like green peppers or chillis.

16/09/2013 at 08:33

Green chillies can make a fab relish.... They will turn lol I'm glad I'm not the only impatient one in the gardening world.... Any that don't ripen pickle......

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