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Posted: 17/02/2016 at 09:46

My OH grows them. He usually starts sowing seeds at Christmas in a propagator under lights. The plants are currently about 6-8 inches tall. They go into a heated greenhouse about April and then stay in there. Once the frosts have passed, the greenhouse isn't heated and they are watered daily, and they also get a feed with something called Chilli Focus weekly or monthly (not sure which).

He gets such a large crop of different chillis that we give them away, keep some for seed harvesting.

You can grow indoors, but they do need heat to produce chillis.

Plant ID please

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 13:06

I have that too Lyn. Seeds itself and is shallow rooted, so easy to move to where you want.


Posted: 06/02/2016 at 21:49

Hi Harrers, there is a thread called seed swap 2016. If you go on there I'm sure you will get lots of requests for seed and you can see what everyone else has available too.

RIP Terry Wogan....

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 12:28

Used to listen to him before going to school. He'd also been in a series on BBC2 with a cabby driving him around the UK, sampling food. Hope it gets shown again, it must've been the last bit of TV he did.

Seed ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 20:29

I would have sent you them in a small plastic resealable bag, so maybe not me after all.

Who are they???

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 22:15

Or geraniums that form hummocks. Some come with scented leaves.

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 21:24

I thought Beechgrove started after GW and finished in Sept/Oct.

Seed ID please

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:51

I might have sent you some.

Seed ID please

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 11:27

The big seeds are acanthus mollis or spinosa.

Could the other seeds be iris?

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 15:58

Yes please Philippa.

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