- Identify my chilli's
Butcher, stick em in a pot with a general compost & water regularly. Got couple of apache, jalapeño & some hybrid thing growing, slow to start this year but they’ll be loads before the end of the year, & this year I maybe tempted to bring the plants in to the house before the cold gets them. I freeze loads, (give loads away too) & just use them straight from the freezer . Better half keeps talking about making chilli jamPosted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
Would have thought it a bit late to start planting fresh ones, but you’ll probably find a blooming plant at your local nursery. They keep going for ages & produce loads, just make sure your getting a ‘warm/hot’ chilli. The ones I planted last year where rubbish (cheap seeds, didn’t notice the name). So I’m back to apache’s as there a nice warming, without being sillyPosted 4 years agoslowoldgitMemberchvckMember
You can buy whole chilli plants atm. I bought 3 (2 habanero and 1 dorset naga) online about half a month ago as I’m too lazy to grown them from seeds.
I bought the naga plant already pretty mature – had green chilli’s on it already when it arrive. The other 2 are still quite small. All I’ve had to do is water them and pot them on. Winter and trying to get them growing again next year is my concern.
No idea, but I ate a whole Dorset naga the other day.
Quite an experience.
Yeah, I did that a while ago. I’m not doing it again, ever.Posted 4 years agothetallpaulSubscriber
I like a variety called Prairie Fire. Loads of different colours that the chilis go through and the plants are small. Yield is pretty high, and they tend to be pretty hot. I’m trying these outside this year and they seem to be doing OK.Posted 4 years ago
When we had a conservatory I grew a fair few different types, but some of the plants grow to over 6 ft tall.
Have a look on the Simpsons seeds site for info about different chilli types: Simpsons Seeds
Need to sow the seeds in Jan/early Feb (I use a heated propagator) to get a good start. I found it helps to stress the plants to increase the heat of the chillis. Once chilis have set let the plant wilt before watering. Let them get hot in the day, and cool at night.
Use tomorite once a week to feed them.
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