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When can I plant these chilli plants outside. Night time temperatures are now 10c

BluebelltimeBluebelltime Posts: 196

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,313
    Outside during the day but not at night until temps are closer to 14C on average.
    Probably another couple of weeks, but they'd appreciate the sun outside in the day.
    If they have not been in the sun before, get them used to it little by little or they'll get sunburn if in the sun for a long period

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BluebelltimeBluebelltime Posts: 196
    Thanks !
  • BluebelltimeBluebelltime Posts: 196
    For some reason healthy leaves are falling ? Why is this happening?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,313
    I can see a little discolouration on the fallen leaf.
    Are there a lot of fallen leaves?
    If it's just one or two, it's nothing to be concerned about - older leaves will be dropped by the plant.

    Overwatering is a possibility. I don't water until the pots feel light.
    They don't need to be in a saucer with pebbles for humidity in the UK as it's plenty humid enough here for them - It's best to keep the humidity down and the compost only just damp/moist

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BluebelltimeBluebelltime Posts: 196
    I found 3 leaves this morning. Ok, will remove the pebbles 
  • BluebelltimeBluebelltime Posts: 196
    The leaves are now going silvery colour? Why is this ?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,313
    A touch of sunburn
    They need to be gotten used to the full sun little by little - they've had a bit too much
    They will recover, but you may loose some leaves

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BluebelltimeBluebelltime Posts: 196
    Thanks 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    I never put chillies outside, normally I grow Apache,this year just sweet peppers already flowers and staying in the conservatory,and I am in the warmest mildest part of the SE UK
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