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Pepper plants growing really tall - should I pinch the top?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 00:49

I'm sorry Nanny don't have any pics and it's not such an impressive story, chillies and peppers were bought as plants, it's a long story but I've had health problems, I'm recovering from viral encephalitis and meningitis, it came on sudden and when I came out of hospital all my seedlings had died, toms and everything, so I started sowing again towards the end of April, beginning of May. 

Grown Apache 2yrs on the go though, prolific producer and the chillies keep well if dried, I've still loads from last yr. 

strawberry plants

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 20:52

Good advise from Frank.

Also, if you've repotted them and not noticed any grubs in the compost then it's unlikely to be vine weevil, you would have seen them.

Also to add, if you have a number of varieties, different varieties flower at different times, pepetual strawberries flower twice unsually at the beginning of the growing season and again towards the end although the strawberries are smaller and there are fewer of them.    

Pepper plants growing really tall - should I pinch the top?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:00

It could be they have become leggy but some varieties do grow tall, I can't recall a couple of mine without going down to the allotment but I'm expecting them to grow to 4-5ft. You could check the varieties you have on the net for expected height. One of my chilli plants is already at least 2ft high and just beginning to flower.   

Growing globe artichokes...

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 19:40

Just eaten my first one this evening. It was nice, simply done in the steamer and then steeped in butter. Next time I'll take more of the outer scales off and trim the top more.

Thanks Joyce, hadn't thought to save side shoots. The leaves are curling under on the biggest plant, should I be worried. I haven't fed them yet but am using a nettle feed this yr, they are planted in ground which was manured last September. Are they plants just happy to grow without to much TLC.   

Agree about the foilage and flowerhead.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:08

Checked out flea beetle, Ginagibbs, and that's what they look to be, hopefully as the plants grow they'll leave them alone. 

Pea's were nibbled by pea weevil but the seedlings are now bigger and have got through it. Pea weevils are now moved to nibbling the beans, I guess not all pests are distructive to the point where plants die which is reasuring

Gg- I was thinking more of why do we bother putting up netting, the fruit bushes and strawberries won't be netted. I'm hopnig there'll be enough fruit for both the wildlife and myself

Spent the afternoon at home potting up seedlings to small for planting out. 

weather warning

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 18:54

Didn't appear to have rained here last night and although cloudy it's been lovely and warm all day.

Growing globe artichokes...

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 21:11

Bumping up...are Lizzy and I the only posters who grow globe artichokes

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 20:01

Just a few spots of rain here, white clouds above and no wind. Everything's gone back in the GH though, I'm taking no chances.

Recommend Wallings Ice Cream Dove, 40 flavours to choose from, my favourite is apple crumble

weather warning

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 23:49

Surely a referendum would be needed before the governement could do that.  

Growing globe artichokes...

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 23:42

Wow. Mine are 2nd yr plants.

One, I found amoungst the weeds at the top of the plot and transplanted it, that one has produced two stems from the crown although it's looking very pale.   

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