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Have any of your started sewing your Chilli's indoors? Don't know if it is too early or not.


  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,559
    Hi @KeenOnGreen  I grow these outdoors every year because I have the climate for it.  I imagine if you were growing yours indoors throughout the summer, you could start them off.  Keep some seed back just in case and do another sowing mid-February.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,526
    Thanks @tui34 I'll start them off on a windowsill.  It took ages for them to germinate last year, so better to start earlier rather than later.

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,030
    I haven't yet but usually do start them in January on the windowsill in a little heated propagator thingy
    “There is no military solution
    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
  • EustaceEustace OxfordPosts: 637
    Last year I started mid-Feb, even then I had a tray full of chilli plants waiting to go outside in June. So, I'll stick to that same timescale this year too.
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,559
    @KeenOnGreen   They need heat to germinate.  They love the high temperatures.  I believe some people put them on a heated mat.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,217
    We are trying to see if our chilli plants from last year will continue to grow in the Spring.
    We are keeping some in pots and out of frosts.
    We are always ready to try something and see if we get a return.
  • Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem North WalesPosts: 46
    I'm overwintering some in heated propagators in the greenhouse. They don't look very promising.
    I have some good varieties to sow later though
  • DogmumDogmum DerbyshirePosts: 24
    I planted De Cayenne chilli seeds 31/12 just in a pot in a bag on my kitchen windowsill.  Germination has been great and they are about 1cm tall at the moment.  Thinking of moving them to a slightly cooler room.  Could do with recommendations for a hotter chilli that’s reliable and relatively easy to grow. Any thoughts?
    Tomorrow is another day
  • VictorMeldrewVictorMeldrew Peak District edge, CheshirePosts: 168
    Hi @Dogmum I used to grow De Cayenne but changed to Apache which are a bit smaller but definitely hotter. Very reliable and give good crops. I'll be sowing mine at the end of the month, although in truth we don't need any because we've still got lots frozen from the last two years. Many people don't realise that chilies freeze well and are every bit as good when thawed, if a little bit hotter.
    Every now and then I like to do as I'm told, just to confuse people
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