Posted: 06/06/2012 at 00:08
Thank you everyone for your help. So much useful information!
I wasn't sure about the potassium content ideal for chilli growing so I selected the lowest N:P ratio, which I read somewhere else was very important for this type of plant. Thank you for explaining the reasoning, Italophile, I like to understand what it is for. The original plan was to go for a tomato fertilizer, but then I saw this one had the lower N:P ratio than the tomato one available in the shop.
I've added the fertilizer now. I mixed ~12 ml into ~500 ml of water and am slowly giving it a bit every day or so with its usual watering.
I have 2 more questions: -
- It says on other sites that this variety of chilli (Apache) is a dwarf variety that grows up to 60 cm tall. Mine is currently ~17 cm and has started producing flowers (although still closed and quite small) and hasn't really grown much for a week or two now. Will it continue to grow whilst flowering or does it usually stop there and just become thicker? I have noticed that almost all of the (20 ish) plants have really slowed down in growth and a lot of them have open flowers now.
- I see black marks at every point where the branches meet the stem. This is also on most of the other plants. Can anyone tell me what causes this?
Thank you again.