CHILLIES 2020

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  1. Loki

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    Thanks @shiney, knew it was a long shot:heehee:. I’ve had them separate from my other chillies up until now, might keep them quarantined :whistle:for the season
     
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    Self isolate them @Loki :biggrin:
     
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      @JWK they are now shielding ;) and staying put, regardless of guidelines
       
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        I've just got orders for ten more chilli plants. They're so slow this year :rolleyespink: but as they're now just starting to flower I shall repot them and start feeding them. with a bit of luck they should be ready for sale in a couple of weeks. We never sell them until they are well on the way. :blue thumb:
         
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          Mine have also been slow to get going, too small to plant. Strange as my sweet peppers are twice the size and starting to fruit. Variety Anaheim has grown this overnight:20200602_072806.jpg
           
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            Wow those chillies look good... Nothing like mine though, you can't really tell it's a chilli plant...

            Can someone tell me if these are ok and when to expect the next stage? Have never planted chilli peppers before and also the seed packet didn't say what type, it just said chilli peppers.

            Oh and can you tell that I have no experience judging by how close together my stems are :nonofinger:

            Should I trim another stem? There is a runt in the middle, will this affect the others?

            These were planted April 6th ..
             

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            @redfeathered I don't think it is possible to tell what type they are until you get fruit and even then, tbere are many varieties of each shape. Yours look like healthy plants. :)
             
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              Ah ok silly question then :rolleyespink:
              Think I was worried because I've seen others a bit shorter and they looked more full but if you think they are healthy then that's good I'll just have to be patient I suppose! :phew:
               
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                Mine are looking much happier now, after potting on in a different compost. I think I had a bad batch of compost, which I’d unfortunately used for all my sowing. As things have been potted on, they have thrived....

                ah well, no more Brico compost for us!
                 
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                  They're not bad for an April planting. Most people sow theirs end of Jan, beginning of Feb. I wouldn't normally have more than one per pot but they may be a bit big for separating - depending on how much the roots have grown. If the roots are coming out the bottom of the pot then it would be a good time to pot them on. don't feed them until they have formed flowers. :blue thumb:
                   
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                    :doh:yes I read through the thread and noticed people were starting them from back in January.. never knew that! I'll have to follow the rules next year :heehee:

                    What's the deal with feeding them after flowering?? I have added feed once so far and that was this week :gaah:
                     
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                    Rule of thumb is to start feeding when the flowers start forming. Someone will know why, I’m guessing it’s to not promote leaves, so only feed once they’re producing flowers :noidea:. Anyway, I’m sure you won’t have done any damage feeding at this stage. Once the roots are showing through the bottom of the pot, repot. Then when you get flowers forming start feeding :blue thumb:
                     
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                      I think the usual rule with this kind of plant is you keep just slightly starved until it shows flowers, that way you get it to flower earlier with less leaf.
                      Once you start feeding use a high potash feed, like tomato feed, that promotes flower and fruit production over leafy growth.
                       
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                        Okay, interesting! Will post some updated pics when the peppers are growing :blue thumb:
                         
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                          You will have done no lasting damage, only delayed the production of fruit :noidea:. No real worry as chillies have a long fruiting season. :blue thumb:
                           
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