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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Chilli Plants Reply with quote

Should I be pruning my chilli plants as I would my tomato plants, the ones I have growing are looking very bushy ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any tips on growing chilli plants? I grew 5 from seed but they seem to be stuck at a few inches high. They are in my greenhouse and kept nice and warm.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From growing them last year I found the best thing for a stunted plant is feed the hell out of them,
My chilli and sweet pepper plants seemed to stop growing about 2 weeks ago so I gave them a good dose of miricle grow organic food and they shot up about 6 inces since then.
they also seem to do better in the ground than in pots, I'm only on my second year growing them so still working this out.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chillis and peppers are hungry plants and require a lot of feed especially Nitrogen and don't let them dry out. There is no need to remove side shoots from them but if they set too many fruits then remove some of them if you want bigger size. They are better grown in the ground rather than in pots or containers.
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