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HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242
Can i grow chillies in tomato grow bags? Rhanks
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  • HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242
    *thanks 😄
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem North WalesPosts: 258
    Yes - same rules apply; water well, but ensure you have good drain holes, feed appropriately and pick regularly.
    What varieties are you growing?
  • Desi_in_LondonDesi_in_London London regionPosts: 607
    Yes, although depending on which chillies you are growing they may well need less room than tomatoes per plant.
    Kindness is always the right choice.
  • HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242

    What varieties are you growing?
    Thanks Penny. We've got Jalapenos, Poblano, Pot Black, Padron and Bhut Jalokia (which came as a novelty kit for my partner at Christmas and we're stunned that it's actually grown!) 
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 349
    Can I know how you germinated the seeds please? I've sowed two batches of cayenne pepper seeds and put them on a south-facing warm windowsill but so far nothing is happening yet....
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 2,181
    Hi @msqingxiao

    You are doing everything right.  I expect you keep the soil moist?

    Just be patient is all I can say - except:   I sowed some at the end of February into an unheated conservatory - they are up beautifully.  I sowed some more about 3 weeks later and there is no sign of life!!  Same batch of seeds.  Same compost.  Same position.

    Maybe sow a few more before it gets too late.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 349
    tui34 said:
    Hi @msqingxiao

    You are doing everything right.  I expect you keep the soil moist?

    Just be patient is all I can say - except:   I sowed some at the end of February into an unheated conservatory - they are up beautifully.  I sowed some more about 3 weeks later and there is no sign of life!!  Same batch of seeds.  Same compost.  Same position.

    Maybe sow a few more before it gets too late.
    Thanks! I'll try sow more this weekend then. Or I'll get desperate and buy some seedlings  :D
  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 1,473
    Chillies can take 3/4 weeks to germinate. They need heat as well as light to do well. I sowed 4 seeds in one pot over a month ago, 1 came up 2 weeks ago, another has just poked its head through so there is no telling. Patience is needed. They also seem to need a long growing season, I have found those sown in Jan./Feb. do better than later sown ones.
  • HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242
    Can I know how you germinated the seeds please? I've sowed two batches of cayenne pepper seeds and put them on a south-facing warm windowsill but so far nothing is happening yet....
    Sounds like the only thing we did differently to you is have them on a heated mat for a few weeks. But we started them in January cos we got over-excited and couldn't wait! 🤣
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,242
    Chillies can take 3/4 weeks to germinate. They need heat as well as light to do well. I sowed 4 seeds in one pot over a month ago, 1 came up 2 weeks ago, another has just poked its head through so there is no telling. Patience is needed. They also seem to need a long growing season, I have found those sown in Jan./Feb. do better than later sown ones.
    Good advice I think.  Mine are now 5-7" tall in front of a large SE window and looking great; sown in early February. No flowers yet but looking really healthy and dark green and not elongated. I have 14 but I'm a novice at pepper growing.   What do I do now?  Should I keep them inside or harden them off for growing outside in pots? 
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
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