Growing Chilli Peppers

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Sue G

Growing Chilli Peppers

Hi,

Can't remember who said before they had grown chilli peppers,
what i want to ask is.

Are they ok to plant outside in pots or are they best kept inside.?
Or should move the window boxes around and put the chilli peppers on our kitchen window and bring them in at night.????

We are in France and our weather is not much different from the UK.

Thanks

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foxylady

chilli peppers

Hi, We've got chillies on our window sill at the moment, in separate pots, plants about 4" high. Will put in our cold greenhouse when weather warmer than it is now. We put fleece over if frosts are forecast. Outside here in North Staffordshire they never seem to do well. Probably keep one on the kitchen window where they do well. They are perenials and we've kept a plant in the spare bedroom over winter but it "gave up the ghost" a few weeks ago, we had a few chillies off it though. Still using frozen chillies we grew last year. Good luck, it's great to grow your own. x

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Sue G

chilli peppers

Thanks foxylady,

Will move about the window boxes and put the on the kitchen window sill, this has the afternoon sun and get really hot.

Bought six little plants yesterday and they are already 3inch tall.

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Chazza

Growing Chilli Peppers

I was one of those growers - we have a lot of surprise cold weather here right now, so if you have it too, or expect it to blow in your direction, keep your new babies somewhere protected until they gain a couple more inches.

Then keep them where it's most convenient. There was an article in The Garden recently which concluded that protected plants grew the biggest chillis but the ones in pots outside grew many more. Both were the same strength.

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Sue G

Growing chilli peppers

"I was one of those growers - we have a lot of surprise cold weather here right now, so if you have it too, or expect it to blow in your direction, keep your new babies somewhere protected until they gain a couple more inches.

Then keep them where it's most convenient. There was an article in The Garden recently which concluded that protected plants grew the biggest chillis but the ones in pots outside grew many more. Both were the same strength."

Thanks,

at the moment they are still sitting in the kitchen as the weather is just like your, cold & windy.
The kids keep looking at them hoping to see chillies, might have to cheat a bit in the summer buy a few chillies and hang them on the plants, so the kids can eat them.

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Chazza

Growing Chilli Peppers

By then they should have flowered and have some 1 cm specimins of their own. They don't hang about.

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yorkielass

Chillies

My babies and overwintered plants are still in the porch. I won't move them out into the cold greenhouse till the night temps are abit higher. As usual I've got far too many!

 
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