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I'm growing chillies and peppers at the moment and whilst having lots of fruit on them, I also have the problem of them turning black after a while. Does anyone know what this means?
I have also grown the long thin red salad peppers and 3 different varieties of chillies, all from seeds I dried out after buying from the supermarket. I find it fascinating. Every time I find a pepper or chilli that I like, I'm going to keep the seeds and grow the plants. I have passed them on to friends and family and they all have plants now.
We all keep ours in the window sill indoors as none of us has a greenhouse and they are all doing well. I can't wait for next year as they should all produce even more fruit.
I was thinking the other day about how beautiful the leaves and flowers are on my chilli plant, and have been wondering why people don't keep them for decorative purposes as houseplants. They can be far more attractive than other house plants and there's the added bonus o the fruit.
Just got one problem though, Two of my plants get covered in greenfly on a regular basis and I have had to spray them, which I hate doing. Also If I get pesticide on the flowers, they're not going to get pollinated, so what can I do ??
I obviously cant have plants covered in greenfly in the house, so does anyone know how to stop this without using chemicals ??