Posted: 05/06/2014 at 11:54
Hi Clarington, I'm not sure but I wouldn't have thought so as the conservatory although cold is attached to the house so I guess some ambient heat from the house would keep it above freezing- think the coldest I've seen it in there is around 8 degrees C. I guess if you are planning on overwintering some this year you could place a couple in the CGH and a couple indoors and compare results in the spring?
I pulled all the old leaves off and any unpicked chillis and left it looking twig-like all winter.
I had very good germination success this year - certainly compared to last year. My chilli plants seem to do well for me if I germinate the seed in a heated propagator then transfer into pots and place in my bay window which is East facing where they seem to grow very strong.
I know... I have some tomatoes and courgettes which are itching to go outside but are still being molly coddled inside- I know they need to go out soon!