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Postby Franco » Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:21 pm

Wilf ,
I missed out on chilli growing last year as I was too slow to start, is it too early to grow from seed inside ? I would like some early chillies this year.

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Postby Wilf » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:14 pm

You can start now indoors and will need to keep them warm and probably use artificial lighting as the days are not long enough yet. We plant seeds in heated propagators about march time and then into an unheated greenhouse about april, depending on frosts as our spring seems to be getting later and later. If you plant an early like cherry bomb for instance you should have fruit in July but bonnets and habaneros like a good 9 months unless kept warm and lit well.
Theres plenty on my site to help you make your mind and links on where to get seeds from
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Postby Franco » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:24 pm

Thanks I'll let you know how I get on


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Postby Wilf » Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:30 pm

Franco did you get the seeds, different types of habanero's
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Postby Franco » Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:40 pm

Thanks Wilf,
I did receive them, I am planning to start them off over easter when I've a bit more spare time, can they be finished outside later in the summer?

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Postby Wilf » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:33 pm

They can be but the habanero/bonnet types require the longest growing season of them all and probably won't see many ripenened chillis until october time, so will probably need some kind of protection outside even if its a plastic sheet of some kind to keep the warmth up and the wind off.
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Postby Deer Man » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:35 pm

wilf, have you herd of a chilli called Tepin? They clame to be the worlds hotist?

I am trying to grow them with some firecrackers and heatwave.
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Postby Wilf » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:28 pm

Hi Deer Man, you're right they are very hot, from Mexico and are small round oval shaped, orange to reddish brown chillis, under 10mm in size. I do have some seeds but have not grown any yet as I'm still working my way thro the 100 or so varieties I have, also fairly difficult to germinate I think, are yours up?
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Postby Deer Man » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:41 pm

Hi Wilf,

just planted them last week. My tomatoes are showing. They are all in the same plastic seed tray in the kitchen.

These chillie varieties are a first for me, I grew a couple of bushes last year but i don't know what they were.

I will let you know how I get on.
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