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Offline JonG

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Chilli grow 2020
« on: February 10, 2020, 12:38 PM »
Shall we have a fresh thread for this year

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 07:09 PM »
Started mine (too) early this, my second year of trying to grow from seed. Last year's Bhut's took so long to ripen I had to bring one in from the greenhouse to finish it off. So I decided to sow them late December. Great germination but not much development since.

Decided to get a starter grow lamp to try and encourage them, and stop them shooting up too much. Will see how it goes.

Jalapeno, Bhut Jolokia and Reaper.

Good luck with yours Jon.


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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 08:22 AM »
Thanks Garp. I looked into those grow lamps, but they all seem remarkably high powered - 50W, 75W... I even saw one which claims to be 1500W on Amazon (although probably the typical

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 03:25 PM »
My youngest daughter has posession of the heatmat i bought last year so i won't bother with seeds, i have been told im allowed one plant this year as last year my eldest grandson touched a red devil plant and later put his finger in his mouth and on his chest, all hell broke loose so I've been banned from having loads.

So Guys, if you could have only one plant what would you go for as a general purpose / useful chilli to have ?


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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 12:09 PM »
Tricky one, Micky. How hot do you like your food?

I don't use fresh chillies in BIR (other than as a garnish occasionally) - I find the heat level too unpredictable.

I love the flavour and fleshiness of the Jalapeno, which I pickle, and I made sauce last year from the Bhut's.

Depends what you're going to use them for maybe.

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 02:09 PM »
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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 04:59 PM »
I'm no expert, mate.


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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 06:01 PM »
I'm no expert, mate.

With X being the unknown quantity and spert being a drip under pressure, i dont think you are lol

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 09:49 AM »
How long does it take chilli seeds to germinate usually?  I

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Re: Chilli grow 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2020, 06:42 AM »
Well a few of my seeds have finally sprouted, but quite a small proportion overall. I think I possibly dampened the kitchen towel they are sitting in a little too much. I suppose they need damp, not wet conditions.



 

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