CHILLIES 2020

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  1. CanadianLori

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    @Fat Controller they look like my Ring of Fire. Which, by the way, are the seeds that I buy from over there! I pick them whilst they are still green and crush them, freeze and then add along with red/ripened peppers to doughs because I like to have a variety of colours in my breads. Your tomatoes look awesome. Mine look like sickly distant cousins!
     
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      Picked the first one, Anaheim - very tasty and very mild, just right for a wimp like me:
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        That looks good. :blue thumb:

        The mild ones tend to grow quicker and bigger. :)
         
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          Thought I would post an update on my April chillies...
          I have to say of all the plants I have started to grow this is my favourite. I'm just fascinated with those little flowers that have suddenly appeared, I would never have known there would be flowers a few months back! :spinning:

          I can't wait for all the flowers to show as they really are quite different to others I think personally :smile:

          Does anyone think this needs repotting now? Or should I leave it??
          When is best to feed the plant? Shall I wait a bit longer?
           

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            Hi @redfeathered they're doing well. :dbgrtmb:

            The easy way to check whether they need repotting is to look underneath the pot to see if the roots are coming out the bottom. If they are then you can repot. Chillies generally aren't too keen on having too much space in the pot when they are in the early stages as that will help to promote more leaf growth and not flower growth.

            Don't feed them until until some of the plowers have turned to fruit. Then just a little plant/tomato feed once a week should be sufficient. It's always best to water them before feeding. Water as normal and then wait an hour or so before feeding. It will help transmission of the plant food.
             
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              Excellent thanks Shiney!

              I really want to know what chillies they are so there will definitely be another update soon. :ccheers:
               
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                We'll have a look when they fruit but don't expect us to really be able to identify them. There are over 2,000 named varieties and as chillies are extremely promiscuous they tend to crossbreed with almost any other chilli plant nearby. It's quite likely that we may be able to give you an idea of whether they are mild, hot, very hot etc. by their appearance but you can do that by tasting them :heehee: - but be careful whilst doing so. :rolleyespink:

                Just enjoy them :)
                 
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                  Yes, @shiney is quite right. They do cross easily. I had some chocolate douglahs cross with a devil's tongue so I am growing those seeds hoping to get a duplicate as they were apparently a "flavourful" hot. :fingers crossed:
                   
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                    Haha oh well this should be an interesting experience then!!

                    Let's hope they are on the milder side :love30:
                     
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                      From the look of the leaves they appear to be some of the milder ones but don't take that as gospel. :) If the leaves get more wrinkled as they get older (I know that feeling :old:) they could be of the hot varieties.
                       
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                        @redfeathered the best way to test them is to seek out the person who brags the most about how much heat they can take and get them to eat one! But be kind. Do have a glass of milk on hand if they do turn out to be hot :)
                         
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                        Don't forget a gag to stop the yelling! :nonofinger:
                         
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                          The larger, but much slower to mature, Nagas are just forming flowers

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                          The ShineyHybrids are two weeks behind normal but now beginning to gallop away

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                          We still have 4dz for sale but someone is coming tomorrow for four of them. We have already sold a couple of dozen. :blue thumb:

                          When we start selling the runner beans in a couple of week's time (already had our first crop) people will also buy the chillies. :)
                           
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                            Help please!!

                            I seem to have small white/transparent insects all over my chillie plant!! :frown:

                            It's quite horrible actually. I noticed the other day I had these microscopic (almost :rolleyespink:) bits of what looked like cotton wool on the leaves and now I can see bugs.

                            I don't know what to do as I don't want to get the bugs on my skin incase they are harmful

                            Shall I put the plant outside? I don't want it in the house and I have no idea where these bugs have come from. My only guess is that they've come from the garden because the plant is by the patio doors

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                            They look a bit like those tiny transparent green flies but without the wings
                             
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