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Chilli peppers

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 02:06
Ghost peppers were at one point the hottest in the world but there's since been hotter ones found,
I think currently the hottest in the world is the Carolina reaper!
I also have ghost peppers on the go but not sure they actually are as they seem huge compared to ones I've seen in pictures, Just starting to turn red now though so will soon find out how hot they are!

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 05:00
Quick question(s) for Stacey:
Since I last posted, I now have a load of fruit on my jalape??o and bhut jolokia plants.. I have a question about them both though.
I was under the impression that the chillies from bhut jolokia would be quite small and compact?... Mine are huge!
And jalape??os, seen as though I've only seen them chopped up on top of the likes of pizzas etc.. Are they meant to look quite shrivelled, wrinkly and all kinds of funny shapes? Haha

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 22:57
None of mine are in pots any larger than 10 litres, like I say though when I've been getting in from work and it's hot you can see the leaves have all curled and the plants look rather withered but I give them a good water and a few hours later they look right as rain again!
I've also been leaving my greenhouse door open aswell as the vents as I think it's getting a bit too hot for them in there, dunno of this is what everyone does anyway...?

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 22:37
Mine do this often with this heat we're having but plenty of water and they near enough all return back to normal.
That's my advice anyway but I'm just a first timer so I'm sure there's plenty others on here that know a hell of a lot more than me! =)

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:01
The thing is, I don't even like chillies! Not a fan of hot food haha.
I'm just growing them for the pleasure.. Oh and maybe for the fun of daring family and friends to try them! ????
Yeah that's not a problem, just pm me your address or something and maybe give me a reminder later down the line as I'm quite forgetful lol.
I wouldn't mind trying quite a few of the chillies that all the users on this thread have got going... They all sound fun!
Well I got a jalape??o flower on today, one of my bhuts is so close behind the jalape??o in flowering!

Potato help

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 15:21
Hi everybody,
Not been any posts on here for a while but I thought I'd give a quick update as to what my potatoes are up to that I planted end of may, I did everything right and they're wild! Huge potatoe bushes I have now haha.
They look like they're about to flower too and with them being maris peers they flower purple!
Just wondered if I could get a last bit of advice and see when people harvest theirs as I've heard a fair few different things.
I've heard you can harvest before they flower, while they're in flower, after the flowers die, when all the leaves start dieing off and turning yellow?
Which is everybody's preference or do you all go for the grope around method?

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 16:26
Rather than PM you I thought I'd put a post on here to keep the tread bumped up,
I'd be happy with that, I've only got jalape??o and ghost chilli (bhut jolokia) growing on though, my yellow habanero and Carolina reapers all failed at an early stage as I was new to growing anything and left them in the propagator far too long in a hot conservatory!
The plants I've got are looking really well and look so close to flowering, have done for a couple of weeks but they just haven't yet, is this normal?

Tomato plants going yellow & dying

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:21
It may have nothing to do with your problem whatsoever but my partners grandad told me if the leaves on my Tom plants start going yellow and withered I should sprinkle some Epsom salts around the base of the stem and water it in... Dunno if anybody else has heard of this but he says it works wonders!

Did I grow chilli???

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:04
Yeah they pretty much look the same as all my chilli plants I have growing at the minute.

Potato help

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:38
No I live in Durham, went to a few places today and managed to find some going a bit cheaper in homebase, however not 50p but ??1.99. Just got the 1 pack to start me off and will plant tomorrow when I'm off work.
Thanks for the advice =)
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