Pepper plants

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Pepper plants

Postby Carolyn » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:41 pm

I have grown some of these from seed - and when I saw Sue and Clare for lunch I gave them a plant each...mine has flowers on it now....so wondered how they were going?

Anyone else growing them?

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby Net » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:31 pm

I used to grow them. They like the same sort of things as tomato plants. I found they were a bit susceptible to black fly though.
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Re: Pepper plants

Postby Calv » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:50 pm

My uncle gave me an established one a while back, it seems to have gone real limp. :)

I have some coming up from seed though, slowly but surely. :-?

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby kenspeckle » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:16 pm

Well despite mine being completely horizontal when I got it home it is doing fine and is about a foot high. Not quite flowering yet, but has buds. I do have to pick the odd greenfly off it, but other than that it seems fine.

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby DingleDel » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:02 pm

We have one, never tried growing them before but thought it worth a go as we all enjoy peppers.


It is still only about a foot tall, very compact with loads of leaves. It has some buds on but thats all so far. I will keep an eye out for green/ black fly. Thank you.
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Re: Pepper plants

Postby kenspeckle » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:28 pm

Mine is about 45cm now and has quite a lot of flowers at various stages.
Chilli/pepper plants need feeding once a week to get good fruit - a seaweed extract-based feed is ideal, or tomorite if you have it for your tomatoes.

Hope we get lots of hot chillis! 8)

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby Carolyn » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:48 pm

I have just potted mine on into big pots - must give them a feed too, they have lots of flowers and a few small fruits now.

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby Leggies » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:20 pm

I've grown mine from seed - they are growing ......................... we shall see!!

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby Carolyn » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:36 pm

we will have to take photos and compare. Mine have been in the conservatory - but have put them out for the last week, will bring them back in in a few weeks ago.

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Re: Pepper plants

Postby DingleDel » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:39 pm

We are also trying brocolli sprouts this year too, not sure about them either! All trial and error! :oops:
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