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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject: Chili growing Reply with quote

Anyone else love Chili? Would love info on yer successes and your disasters of growing Chili in our short Irish season. What has worked for you???
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loooove chillies and use quite a lot of them, tried growing our first ones last year with a couple of apache chilli plants on the windowsill, west facing window and got loads of little chillis from them and they tasted lovely and freeze really well so got to use them right through winter. Not a huge amount of heat but very tasty small variety. I cut them back and overwintered the plants for this year and one plant already has flowerbuds forming so I'm hoping for a load more off them this year. They make nice house plants too. This year I'm going to try and keep the apache plants from last year going and have bought some jalepino seeds for this year to try and grow lots more in a make shift polytunnel on the allotment. Gonna start sowing next week. I'm going to try some serrano peppers for sweet chilli sauces and peppadews aswell from some stray seeds I found in a jar and see what happens. I'm also on the look out for any recommendations for a chilli with absolutely tonnes of flavour but very mild on the heat side if anyone has any ideas Very Happy I've become well and truly addicted after finding how easy they were to grow last year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sharon. Would highly recommend NuMex Suave chili seeds. A Habanero type chili with all of the flavour and mild heat. Check out this site http://www.chileseeds.co.uk/
Fantastic selection of seeds, sauces, chili chocolate etc. Let me know what you think.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul, I've put in an order on the site, will let you know how I get on.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a miserable time last year... i grew some from seed, and they grew into wonderful bushy plants - flowered prolifically - and then all the flowers dropped off. ALL OF THEM! Pray tell what happened...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What variety were they. Id say you might need to have hand pollinate them . A small artist paint brush works very well i find, or you were lacking in the proper nutrients for fruiting.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need to hand pollinate them, in the wild insects will do this but indoors best get a small paint/make up brush and 'tickle' the inside of each flower going from flower to flower to transfer the pollen. On another note, I ordered those seeds from www.chilliseeds.co.uk and they arrived 4 days later in the post no problems so not a bad site at all, they are a bit pricey though, so I now have Numex suave, de cayenne, jalepeno and sweet pepper 'californian wonder' in the heated propagator, hopefully we'll have a good harvest Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also have chili in heated propagator in tunnel, some Goat horn, hot cherry, bhut jolokia, Pinocchio's nose and some numex varieties. Hoping for a good year. If you like Butternut squash and chili check out the recipe on the Recipe Drop page.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loads of info here. http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1082.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo Very Happy The Apache plants are putting out new growth and flower buds, my jalepeno, cayenne and californian wonder have germinated, still waiting on the Numex Suave though Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sharon any sign of your numex sauve? Here Is some pics.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya Paul,

I was just about to give up on them and two of the 4 seeds I planted pushed through the surface a couple of days ago. All the jalapenos, californian wonder, and De cayenne came through about a week and a half ago, so far so good Very Happy Have my eyes on a 6ftx8ft polycarbonate greenhouse in B&Q for them but its gonna have to wait until the funds are available, hope they don't get too big before then.

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