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Title: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on July 24, 2019, 07:01 PM
First attempt at growing from seed. Cayenne plant in greenhouse is producing many many fruits :)

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/6a2609eb68a517ce3f0eccd1580404d2.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#6a2609eb68a517ce3f0eccd1580404d2.jpg)

Jalapeno not quite as prolific but reasonable. Bhut Jolokia has many flowers but not sure if it will have time for fruit to mature and ripen.

Ghost plant below:

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/529b1d37b7beece86038e78d7ed02896.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#529b1d37b7beece86038e78d7ed02896.jpg)
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: mickyp on July 24, 2019, 08:50 PM
Looks far better than my Naga, it got a bit soaked so the leaves yellowed, then the leaves got scoffed by some unknown bug, I've just repotted it, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on August 12, 2019, 01:39 PM
Bhut Jolokia plant been producing lots of pods over the past few weeks. Don't know if they will have time to mature and ripen in the Scottish climate (even in greenhouse).

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/6fb4b80a6d0b85f7ee94a038ef475505.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#6fb4b80a6d0b85f7ee94a038ef475505.jpg)
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: mickyp on August 12, 2019, 03:24 PM
Pray for an Indian Summer  :)
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on August 12, 2019, 08:13 PM
Refuse to pray, but hoping :)
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on August 23, 2019, 09:57 PM
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Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: pete on August 26, 2019, 11:00 AM
well, I can't compete with that
That's brilliant
here's mine anyhow
I've got quite a few plants growing, but I don't seem to get more than maybe 10 chillies per plant.
They all seemed to get this odd leaf disease though
Might be a bug?
there are little pinholes in the leaves
but the the chillies are still fine
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: pete on August 26, 2019, 11:10 AM
these are from a different plant
No idea what variety they are
I get these seed packs, start them off in January
some seeds don't grow and one way or another they all get muddled up
I keep the plants in the greenhouse until it gets too hot
then keep them outside until it gets too cold
Last year though, I got nothing but leaves on all my plants
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on August 26, 2019, 12:44 PM
Not sure about the holes in the leaves mate, but if the fruit is fine then it's not really a problem :)

I don't know where you are in the world Pete, but mine have to stay in the greenhouse.

First pic looks like nice Jalapenos. Not sure about the second one - some Cayenne variety? I'm very much a beginner at this game.

What I would say though is, the bigger the pot, the more chillies.
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: pete on August 26, 2019, 03:01 PM

I don't know where you are in the world Pete, but mine have to stay in the greenhouse.

What I would say though is, the bigger the pot, the more chillies.
living in Nottingham and currently 30 degrees!
when the chillies are flowering I find the heat makes them shed the buds, so i move them out
I put the plants back in the greenhouse late August early September when things cool down a bit or get windy
normal Nottingham summer temperatures are about 23 degrees, so today is unusual

I see you're from Scotland,  but what temperatures do you get?
I was on the Isle of Skye last week, and that was a cool 16 degrees
misty and rainy
incredibly beautiful though
and I think it has at least two Indian restaurants!

will try bigger pots, as you suggest, next year
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on August 26, 2019, 04:20 PM
Hi Pete. Been nice here for a few days too: hopefully help to mature the chillies.

I don't think anywhere in UK has the climate to grow/mature/ripen chillies outside. But you've got some good ones there :)
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: mickyp on August 27, 2019, 01:48 PM
Ive got 6 chilli plants all doing reasonably well, the Naga is dragging its heels a bit to ripen for Oct but we will see, I dont have a greenhouse, just a south facing patio is where all my plants live, funny went to the beach yesterday and this morning one of the chilli plants let me know it hadnt been watered, luckily it recovered after a couple of hours.
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: pete on September 01, 2019, 07:38 PM
These were in pots outside, I just moved them into the greenhouse today. Getting a little cold in the mornings. and the really hot weather is now gone. No idea what I've done right but this is my best Chilli year ever
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: JonG on September 02, 2019, 06:24 AM
I’m starting to think about moving my plant indoors too. For overwintering, which is more important to give the plant - light or warmth?

I have a choice of two positions. One is right by a window but in a room I don’t heat, so temps through the winter might be 13-14C.  The other place would be in my lounge but away from a window, so temps would be 20-21C but not much light.

What do you think the plant would be happiest with?
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: mickyp on September 02, 2019, 09:45 AM
I would go for the unheated room, thats warm enough for them/it, bring them in late october, dont let them suffer frost though, remove all fruit and cut the plant back, look up overwintering chilli plants on youtube, if its a bright room i would probably shade it somehow, you dont want it waking up and sprouting,

Do not feed it until it shows signs of new growth in the spring, just keep the soil from drying out, too much water will rot the roots, good luck
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on September 02, 2019, 12:50 PM
Might give that a try too, with one of the smaller plants :)
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: pete on September 02, 2019, 07:32 PM
All my previous plants have died at the end of the year. Are you saying you can keep them year after year?
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on September 11, 2019, 04:26 PM
Been preserving some fruit from the plants.

Cayenne chilli sauce and pickled Jalapenos.

(http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/pics/986117e095b038c8bf565107fabdc851.jpg) (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/imagehost/#986117e095b038c8bf565107fabdc851.jpg)

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Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: mickyp on September 11, 2019, 07:38 PM
Not sure what to do with mine, how long can you keep the sauce?
Title: Re: Chilli Grow 2019
Post by: Garp on September 11, 2019, 07:54 PM
They say it should keep a few months easily, up to six. I'll probably freeze some chillies and just use them to make it in batches rather than all at once.