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Offline Madrasandy

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Chilli grow 2018
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:16 AM »
A few of this years plants

You cant beat the heat

Offline Madrasandy

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Re: Chilli grow 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 09:18 AM »
and a few more
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Re: Chilli grow 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 07:57 AM »
Everything's looking blooming healthy and bountiful, Andy! Very nice!

I wish I could report similar results, but the cold, wet start to the year really delayed germination for me. I'm just beginning to get some flowering going now, so I'm not confident of a decent harvest at all.

But great to your own plants are in such good condition. :)

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Re: Chilli grow 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 08:55 AM »
Had a slow start here too, but the recent heatwave has really brought my plants on but still need a good few weeks of sun to ripen them up.
Are yours in a greenhouse Keith?
Climate and watering are key to a good crop, ideally temps shouldnt drop below 16C, impossible in Britain really, and over-watering slows growth. I always water fom the bottom which encourages the roots to grow down. Also I gently shake the plants a couple of times a day to help the plants polinate.
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Re: Chilli grow 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 04:16 PM »
Great looking crop MA - Hot Hot Hot

Nice to read a genuine post on home grown chillis. ;)

Cheers Chewy
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Re: Chilli grow 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 11:30 PM »
Wow. That is all.
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Re: Chilli grow 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 07:52 AM »
Are yours in a greenhouse Keith?...

Sadly not this year, Andy. The weather took care of the polytunnel and I haven't got around to replacing it yet.

I germinated them indoors, but the poor light we 'enjoyed' at the beginning of the year didn't help at all. Most of the seeds successfully germinated, but it took so long that they are only now beginning to flower. I fear there won't be enough time left for most of the plants to fruit, but you never know. If I can, I'll try and overwinter the best with an eye to better times next year.


 


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