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Chillies 2021

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by JWK, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Aldo

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    I should start sowing some I guess.
    Last year I tried some Jalapenos and they did well, even if outside some fell prey to a pestilence which made the fruits rot, from October on.
    So, I will try again with the same variety and perhaps something different and more intense.

    Any suggestions about interesting varieties?
     
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    Hi All,

    The problem on my chillies seems to be worsening. It’s not all plants though.

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    Is this a problem? Should I bin the affected plants?? Does anyone know what this is???

    Rusty
     
  3. Scrungee

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    Rusty[/QUOTE]


    Is it lots of small lighter coloured bumps under the leaves? If so google Edemas, AKA Oedemas which are caused by excessive humidity (and/or overwatering). Are they sitting in water in gravel trays, or in an enclosed growbox with no ventilation?
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think it is Endema. They are in an enclosed grow box and possibly not enough ventilation. I will adjust to give more and monitor. I will be superseded if it’s ver watering. I let the first inch or do of compost to dry out before watering.
    Rusty
     
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    Where is your grow house? Is it outdoors or indoors? Is your grow box inside the grow house? As long as it's not going to be affected too much by cold (depends on where it is) I would tend to leave the cover off the grow box during the sunnier parts of the day. If it has bottom heat then it should be OK to leave it longer and, if not then just for short periods each day.

    Mine are kept in a heated propagator inside a greenhouse. I partially open the propagator, unless it is freezing outside, and leave it like that for an hour or so - but longer if it is sunny. This helps keep the condensation away.

    My propagator is a home made one with the cover just being a sheet of plastic draped over some supports. I'm able to flip as much of the plastic over the top as I feel necessary. Works OK for me but uses more power.

    I'm just in the process of building a new one as this one is falling apart after 45 years :rolleyespink: - just like me :old: :heehee:
     
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      It is in the shed. I converted a be of the storage shelves and insulated the box ( the shed has a couple of layers of insulation too). I have drilled some holes in the front cover to allow for extra ventilation. I am thinking of removing the wooden insulated cover after your comment and replacing it with som DPM that I have. This should allow more ventilation and if we get a really cold night I can put the insulated cover on. I am using bottom heat set at 16degrees.

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      Rusty
       
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        It looks a good setup and I see why you need the lights - as there is little daylight. It looks extremely well insulated and that may be causing some of the added condensation and damp air.

        If it were in a greenhouse situation, which I know more about, the daylight would help and it would be easier to ventilate. I'd be inclined to remove the lids of the individual propagators to give them more air but it's difficult to know the real situation.

        Mine is a bit more haphazard but works well. I keep the bottom heat a lot higher and the sheet of plastic on mine just gets opened a bit on warmer days. The cat also spends a lot of time in there and opens the plastic a bit. Mine is a lot less energy efficient but the plants like it. :noidea:
         
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          Thanks Shiney. The photo is an old one and the lids are off. I think I will remove the front and use the plastic as you do to see how we get on.

          Rusty
           
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            I would say you need much more ventilation, take the covers off the propagators and try and get some air movement. A small fan would help. What temperatures are you recording in there, with grow lights so close to a propagator I suspect it will be very hot ?
             
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              I've lost 75% of my chilli seedlings to what I can only assume was a dodgy batch of compost :sad: Almost all the plants bar a handful have just withered and died in the last 48 hours, whereas the third tray, which was pricked out at a different time using a different bag of compost, is completely fine and healthy. They're all in the same propagator with the same watering etc so I can't think what else it could be. So frustrating, they were looking brilliant a week ago! :wallbanging: I'm going to sow some more tomorrow, probably too late but better than nothing, and might try and grab a few plug plants too. I just so resent paying for plugs compared to the price of seed!
               
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                What compost was it?
                 
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                  Annoyingly I can't remember for sure, either Levingtons or Growise. My onions went in the same and have been very erratic, but I had put that down to the fact that I've never grown them before.
                   
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                  I feel for you!!
                  Whilst I didn’t loose as many, my chillies and tomatoes literally stood still for about 6 weeks last year, until we were able to source my normal compost again, and repotted them into it....
                  I wish I could turn up on your doorstep with a selection of plants, when they are ready...:grphg:
                   
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                    I've started thinking my chillies are needing to go out in the greenhouse but I'm trying to figure out what the difference between last frost in the greenhouse is as opposed to last frost outside. I have a heater in one greenhouse only so temperate space is limited. That is maintaining a low of 47f but the unheated ons go in lockstep with outside. I realize that chillies lose their blossoms if it goes below 40f but mine aren't anywhere near flowering so that is not a danger. I'm thinking if the overnight lows outside are above 38f, they won't die on me?

                    Anyone got an opinion about the inside vs outside ? Would being under "glass" be the bonuse I need?
                     
                  • pete

                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    Sounds a bit cold for chills to me @CanadianLori .
                    I'd guess an over night min of 50f any thing lower could check them and stop them growing .
                     
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