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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #10 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 :)

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #11 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.


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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #13 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?

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #14 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

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2019, 12:50 PM »
Might give that a try too, with one of the smaller plants :)

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #16 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?

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2019, 04:26 PM »
Been preserving some fruit from the plants.

Cayenne chilli sauce and pickled Jalapenos.




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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2019, 07:38 PM »
Not sure what to do with mine, how long can you keep the sauce?

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Re: Chilli Grow 2019
« Reply #19 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.


 



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