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Hi - complete novice here (!)

I bought some red habanero seeds at the start of lockdown, germinated them in paper towels, and subsequently moved to pots in the greenhouse.

I'm slightly concerned these plants don't look like habanero sprouts I have googled. A couple of leaves have also started to wilt - should I remove these? There is also a prominent red hue on the stalk and leaves (is that normal?)

These are the plants about a month in from germination. Help/advice needed please!


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,649
    Welcome to the forum! I can't open the pictures though. Could you maybe try posting them using the "Attach image" button? It's the one that looks like a little picture of a mountain.
    It might also be useful if you can tell us where you bought the seeds, and what brand it said on the packet (if any). There's lots of duff seeds for sale on ebay for example, but some genuine too.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • ted8530ted8530 Posts: 6
    i got the seeds from gardenseedsmarket - who seem reputable. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,591
    remind me of beetroot or chard seedlings
  • ted8530ted8530 Posts: 6
    That is annoying.

    Could do with some Swiss Chard..
    silver linings!

    Thanks for the intel.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,591
    do you remember what the seed looked like? 
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  • ted8530ted8530 Posts: 6
    That is odd, definitely looked like chilli seed.

    only thing I can think of is that there was a couple of dormant chard seeds in the pot which I missed and my chilli seeds are yet to sprout..
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