Any chilli growers. My seeds have just started to sprout.

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  1. paulr

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    Normally i leave it until March, but then i run out of time in the summer for them to ripen, so this year i sowed them early. As well as the ones i overwintered (leaves growing already) hopefullt this year i should have a good crop.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Got a surviving Scotch Bonnet that likes plenty of water and is still producing. Naga and Apache died late last year.

    What type have you got?
     
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    Over wintered thai Dragon chillis. Seeds this year, scotch bonnet and some red sweet peppers.
     
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    Checked the Dragons online and they look quite nice. How easy are they to keep?
    I was going to try Naga & Scorpion this year, but might not have time due to a career change and the OH kills plants just by looking at them ha ha

    What do you do with the chillies.
     
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    How to Grow Chilli Peppers Video | Thompson & Morgan

    Pretty easy. Best to start early, ie now, then they should be ready in the summer. You only need 2 or 3 plants, then just water.

    Thai dragon are quite mild compared to scotch bonnet.

    What do I do with them......chilli con carne or pizza.
     
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    Cheers for the link :thumbsup:

    I might skip the seed stage and buy more plants if I get time this year from the garden show. There's a stall that sells quality plants and one that sells the mental chillies at a silly price.

    Yeah done the same with Con carne and have made some hot chutneys using Apache, Naga & Scotch Bonnets.
     
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    I have grown chilis for a couple of years, first year was completely under lights and I managed to get a good crop of green chillis - jalapeno and some smaller finger chillis that are used a lot in Indian cooking. Did trying to grow some bhut jolokia as well but out of 6 plants I only got 1 fruit.

    2nd year was when we had a good summer so I started the plants under lights and then moved outside and had a very successful year - over a kilo of Thai Reds, Jalapeno, Habanero and Red Scorpions. I moved the plants back inside to overwinter them and had a crazy white fly infestation across all my plants so I got rid of them.

    I have just taken over an allotment so might give it ago again once I get that sorted.
     

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