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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Pawty » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:33 pm

Hi,

Here's a couple of my chilli 'chanzo'. These are kept in the windowsill - same conditions. The one on the left is pinched, the one on the right isn't. The one that's pinched is much bushier, but the one which isn't has more fruit earlier. Will be interesting to see what the final weigh in is!

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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Colin2016 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:40 am

I have a small plastic green house for the chilli & pepper plants.

Some days it gets a lot of condensation on the inside walls so I open the flap.

Is this good practice or should I leave the flap closed?
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Primrose » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am

Colin, I'd continue to open the flap and let some fresh air in. Too much condensation and lack of ventilation could cause mould to start forming on the compost surface in the pots even though they like a warm environment. Having said that on very hot days I do spray their leaves with a fine mist which they seem to appreciate.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:33 am

My first year growing chillies, seem to be getting away with it so far, with fruit forming, had problems getting them to germinate in a heated propagator inside a double glazed conservatory. I will have to master this pre soaking malarkey and try again.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Colin2016 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:37 am

Thanks Primrose. I have been giving it misting on hot days. It gone cooler again today unfortunatly.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:04 pm

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leaves look a bit munched, will have to investigate.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Geoff » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:08 pm

I see you are sharing your peppers with something. I posted in July 2013 about little snails I was being plagued with and I still get them; killed over 20 today many on the peppers, then nobody seemed to know anything about them, is that still the case?

This one is about ¾" (18mm) long, which is nearly the biggest I've found. I don't know if they are an immature version of a normal snail but they look more like the sort I find in the pond. I like the clear bit at the front of the shell, presumably to see out before sticking head out.

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I did find a bit about something similar

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/pf ... mber-snail
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:20 pm

I haven't actually found anything on the leaves, I've got some little caterpillars on the lettuce on the other side of the greenhouse, they will be going tout suite.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Monika » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:01 pm

I have never seen a snail like that, Geoff. Maybe you introduced it with a plant from somewhere and it has multiplied, obviously enjoying the greenhouse conditions? Have you tried to identify it via Google? There is also www.conchsoc.org who might be able to help.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Westi » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:30 pm

During the week I found this sweet pepper forming but the plant itself is really small unlike any I have grown before, maybe a foot max. I must check the label. He's sharing the pot with an aubergine which is also tiny. I replaced 1/2 the compost in the pot before planting & am feeding them but not making any impact on the size of the plant but they must be happy as flowering & fruiting! Weird, any suggestions welcomed but neither will be able to support multiple fruit unless they take off.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:34 pm

I've never had those snails but think your Nature Spot I. D. is right. It seems they are quite widespread in damp places.
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Colin2016 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:55 pm

Interesting comments about freezing peppers & chillies.

When I have frozen peppers form supermarket and thawed them out they seem to go limp and loose their crunchiness, never frozen chillies yet.
Is there something I should be doing to get over this?
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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Pawty » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:19 am

Hi,

Mr Pawty and I had a bit of a debate ........ once chillies have turned red on a plant, do they continue to get hotter?

Mine are turning red, so do I harvest to encourage more growth, or leave them on the plant to get hotter?

Thanks

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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby Colin2016 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:50 am

Notice stems are black where there is a branch is this anything to worry about?

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Re: Chilli and Sweet Pepper

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:25 am

Look healthy to me Colin
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