Chillies 2019

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  1. Marley Farley

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    Alex from Upton Cheyney Chilliest posted this pic today..:thumbsup:
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      I buy seeds from a guy called Jukka from www.Fatalii.net , well worth having a look ;)
       
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      Most of my current plants are coming to the end of their season with the fruits starting to dry on the plant and no new flowers. One plant continues to look as though it feels it's midsummer and is covered in healthy chillies :scratch:
       
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        First babies of the year :hapydancsmil:
        Jalapeño.
        It really feels like the season is starting now :snorky:
         
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          Its amazing that something that small will grow into a bush and bear fruit by late summer. Resisting the urge to plant mine just yet
           
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            Some not very good photos taken yesterday

            A couple of our still fruiting plants brought into the kitchen for picking as needed. There are still another half dozen left in the greenhouse that I hope may last through March :fingers crossed: - or even later

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            These plants are self sown seedlings from the parent plant that we have now removed. They were slightly bugged by the aphids on the parent. The one on the right must have grown from a chilli that fell onto the compost and a lot of the seeds had germinated.
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            We've just sown some seeds in our seed sprouters and I'll see how long it takes for them to germinate. The Shiney Hybrids usually germinate quickly but the Nagas take quite a while. We just sprinkle a few on damp kitchen paper and re-damp every day or two.
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            The sprouters just stack on each other. We don't provide any heat or light but they just sit on the kitchen worktop under some top cupboards.
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            When they've germinated they are then put by the window. When they're big enough to transplant they're put into compost in seed trays and when they have grown a bit more are transplanted into small pots. The pots will be put on the floor in the lounge in front of the patio doors so that they get good light. As they get bigger they get transplanted a few times and kept on the floor and on windowsills.

            Each of those Shiney Hybrids will usually give 100-200 chillies through the season.
             
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              Started off some Naga and scotch bonnet seeds today, if I can get just a fraction of what you guys get harvest wise I'll be well happy.
               
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                Sowed 12 of my jalepeno seeds today. Its earlier than planned but nagging doubt is making me question their viability. I have the heated prop on for my canna seeds anyway so a tray of chilli seeds is eating no extra corn. If I don't see activity in a week, I pop to the GC and buy another packet of seed. If I see activity, I can sow more of my seed in a few weeks time.
                 
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                  Is there any difference between red and yellow scotch bonnet, other than Colour?
                   
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                  @Peter K I think they are just different colours of the same fruit as they ripen
                   
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                    @andrews , I'd leave it longer than a week before losing hope, if you see nothing after a fortnight then ok but don't give up too soon :dbgrtmb:
                     
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                      I will. Based in last years success, germination was fairly quick and a high success rate. But going on my canna germination (10 out of 31seeds within a week) my expectations are forever increasing.
                       
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                        I successional grow jalapeño, might sound odd but hey ho, I am :biggrin: odd.
                        My early sown ones do take longer to germinate.
                        Yes, I think it makes a difference. I think I have a longer season due to this, however my geography has a lot to do with it .
                        My conditions are the opposite of what chillies need, cold dark days. Very little ' sunlight ' and months before they can go in the greenhouse.
                        ' where there's a will there's a way' is my motto, as is 'try and try again '.
                        I suppose what I'm saying is .... it's not about text books, sowing times etc........ try it! If it fails :dunno: try again next year. Every year is different, that's why I cover all options. Good luck :dbgrtmb:
                         
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                          Just planted my Chilli seeds yesterday Tam Jalapeno and Tokyo hot. I place them in our airing cupboard which gives a heat of 30°c , they don't need light to germinate . As soon as they show in 7 to 11 days , out they come and into my little light box . :blue thumb:
                           
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                            I've got some ' mixed chillies ' coming up.
                            I'm excited to see what they might be. It was a cheap packet, but there might be a keeper, who knows
                             
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