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2019 Chilli Growing thread

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    33 minutes ago, Mungler said:

    I got some seeds off the bay and went to set them out yesterday; I opened the packet and realised I’d been proper done - 6 seeds only 😝

    They better all take 😆

    You want some Basket Of Fires through?

    Ordered a pack,they didnt come so they resent another pack plus a free pack of a different variety so have plenty.

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    Very kind squire but I’m all good - the seeds Lord S kindly sent through have now kicked on (baby cress stage) and so we’re officially out of the blocks and running.

    Each year I grow more than I could ever need and then give a load away (as pot plants) to friends and family to try and get them involved.

    I am amazed more people don’t have a stab - it’s quite amazing and rewarding. Last year half a dozen tomatoe seeds turned into 60 kg of toms. This stuff really does grow on trees 😆

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    got my reapers and paprika in this weekend,  now ive got an allotment (took it on this time last year) and a greenhouse on it im keeping greenhouse at home just for chillis

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    1 hour ago, Mungler said:

    Very kind squire but I’m all good - the seeds Lord S kindly sent through have now kicked on (baby cress stage) and so we’re officially out of the blocks and running.

    Each year I grow more than I could ever need and then give a load away (as pot plants) to friends and family to try and get them involved.

    I am amazed more people don’t have a stab - it’s quite amazing and rewarding. Last year half a dozen tomatoe seeds turned into 60 kg of toms. This stuff really does grow on trees 😆

    Agreed,and always seems to taste so much better.

    I set enough seeds for us,one couple that i get shooting off,the old folk and a mate just up the road and they take as much as i can give.So easy,even if its just a few for a good sunny cill.

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    Mine are growing well. Germination rate so far is pretty low (50% in some cases). I will re-sow the dud pots after a fortnight if there’s nothing going on. Luckily I had tons of seed from my Basque chillies last year, so I can afford to be generous!

    “Vampire” and “Belgian Carrot” going in this week. These are new seeds, and, as @Mungler says - a mere half-dozen per packet 😠

    LS

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    How the hell do you lads deal with white fly. I had a Thai Hot and a Prairie Fire from South Devon Chilli Farm and the White Fly absolutely mullered em. I killed the plants trying to get shut of em. 😬

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    Washing up liquid in a weak wateres down solution - spray with one of those hand held squeeze pump sprayers. And yes, you’re right, white fly is a massive pain and chilli plants do draw them in especially inside perhaps where natural predators won’t (lady birds, wasps etc) get at them.

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    14 hours ago, army646 said:

    How the hell do you lads deal with white fly. I had a Thai Hot and a Prairie Fire from South Devon Chilli Farm and the White Fly absolutely mullered em. I killed the plants trying to get shut of em. 😬

    If you are growing in a poly tunnel or greenhouse then the encarsia formosa route works as long as you have not used permethrin systemic based sprays and have sufficient temperature

     https://www.defenders.co.uk/pest-solutions/whitefly-control.html

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    2 hours ago, lord_seagrave said:

    Things are chipping along here in the sunshine :good:

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    LS

    Well on.

    My chillis have been a wee bit hit and miss and have re-seeded quite a few so hopefully they come through.

    Toms are flying and potted deeper today for the second time so they should be fine.

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    I tried a different seed medium for the LS chilli seeds given to me. They went in about 2 weeks ago and have just started to pop through and so the cling film topper came off this morning.

    The key is not to over water or the seeds rot - nice and damp is fine and the clingfilm keeps the moisture in and at a constant level).

     

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    13 hours ago, Mungler said:

    No, but you’re right it looks and feels like Soreen.

    Ever been tempted to have a go with a bit of butter?

    What is it then? Looks a bit of a "no mess" option which is always good when I'm using windowsills to start them off.

     

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