Chilli pepper newbie

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Grubbypaws

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Chilli pepper newbie
« on: July 08, 2019, 18:34 »
This is my first year growing chilli peppers. I bought them as plug plants and potted them on into 2 Litre pots. They look incredibly healthy and are thinking of flowering but roots are beginning to appear out of the bottom of the pots. I obviously should have used bigger pots to start with and will next year but what should I do now? Should I put them into bigger pots when they are about to flower or leave them be?


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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 19:14 »
I'd pot them on. I've never had problems potting on flowering chillies/peppers - this year mine went into their final pots (6L air-pots) from 7cm sq pots when a foot or more tall, with flowers, and in some cases fruit, already on the plants. Thry are doing fine.

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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 22:37 »
All my peppers are in 10ltr pots no matter the type.
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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 07:45 »
I find it is difficult to keep them evenly watered in smaller pots... 10L is a good size to use, as other growers are saying.

Pot them on, Grubbypaws, and they will do you proud! :D
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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 08:12 »
I find it is difficult to keep them evenly watered in smaller pots... 10L is a good size to use, as other growers are saying.

Pot them on, Grubbypaws, and they will do you proud! :D

I only have a small mini greenhouse and 6 chillis so 5L pots are about the biggest I can fit in (along with my basil). I will put them on some nice thick capilliary matting so hopefully they will be kept well watered.

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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 13:02 »
My chilli is in a bed in the polly tunnel? should i not have done this?
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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 13:47 »
It should be fine in the boarder Ches. It'll be easier to keep it watered properly  there.
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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 07:59 »
It should be fine in the boarder Ches. It'll be easier to keep it watered properly  there.

Phew. I think itís looking good.
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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 13:21 »
be as mad as me soon Chez!  :wacko:
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Re: Chilli pepper newbie
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 19:43 »
Haha brilliant. One day maybe



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