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Hi everyone,

Anyone that has read my previous posts will know that I am not green fingered at all - but find gardening and the growing process very rewarding…!

For this reason I decided one day whilst cutting a bell pepper to keep the seeds and plant them… this was quite some time ago and I now find myself in this position (see pic).

Should I now be pricking these out and potting them on? If so, what size pot would you recommend I use for each individual plant?

Whilst they look incredibly healthy to me, for them to get to this stage has taken around 2 months! I can’t help but feel that they should be huge by now, and with fruit within the next month or so?!

At the moment they are being kept in a kitchen in regular use, which is always quite warm due to the sun or the cooking going on… (they’re getting plenty of sun in the afternoons/evenings).

Any and all advice greatly appreciated as always.

Thank you!


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,862
    Well done they look lovely,,   I only ever take the seeds out of a bought pepper.
    I would put those in individual pots now,  the size you have there will be fine for now, don’t be tempted to feed them at all at the moment,  when you see the roots at the bottom of the pots, pot into something bigger.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
    Thank you!

    How long do you imagine I can expect to wait for fruit? I’m just conscious they’ve been growing a wee while already!


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,862
    They take a while to get going,  may fruit about end of July to August. 
    They're one of the seeds I sow early,  mid Feb,  although this year I wasn’t going to bother then decided at the last minute.   That’s why mine are about the same as yours.
       If you’re  pleased with them, sow them early next year,  you’ve got the room indoors, they’ll like that.   Mine will stay in the conservatory all the time. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • aidanhoadaidanhoad Posts: 174
    Yours look great, glad to see I’m not all that far behind!

    Thanks for sharing the picture.

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