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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Growing Peppers in Pots Reply with quote

I have peppers -sweet and chili's in growing my greenhouse. They are still young plants. What size pot should they be finally potted onto? Are they OK to grow in a coldframe?
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 inch(24-25 cm) should do or better still growbags. They will grow in a cold frame but they need height about 18 inches(45cms) and good ventilation.They are very susceptible to aphids at all stages so be on the alert.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,
I have tried to grow chillies in the past without much luck, I haven't even been able to get them germinated, do you have any suggestions on the best way to do this.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the temperature required to germinate chillies is a steady 60-70 deg F. This can be hard to achieve and also requires a high humidity. You are still on time to get a crop going this season but they are really an indoor/ glasshouse crop and are very susceptible to aphids.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just bought tomato and pepper plants in lidl they'ye 10" high and look very healthy @3.99 not bad price i thought , will do nicely in the little 'sun room' , here's hoping !!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
the temperature required to germinate chillies is a steady 60-70 deg F. This can be hard to achieve and also requires a high humidity. You are still on time to get a crop going this season but they are really an indoor/ glasshouse crop and are very susceptible to aphids.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)


Hi Michael thanks for the advice. I'm going to ask a friend for a lone of a grow box and hopefully I will be able to monitor the temperature better
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