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Hi folks
On the free Chilli seeds, instructions on packet say " cover seeds with 5 cm of compost" TO ALL NEW GARDENERS, THIS SHOULD BE 5 MM , about 1/8 inch
Hope we're not too late 👍


  • Thanks @keith.friorpBqu6cyi for this tip. I also was wondering about that and used the usual 1cm, which I always do. My one haven't shown any sign of appearance. I wonder if my 1 cm was still too deep or if they just need more time. How long did it take before yours came out?

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,536
    edited February 2023
    I planted five in late Jan,  just as a trial, as in my previous attempts I'd found them slowgrowing here. I put them in my ancient propagator with some other trial 'maybes'. Five came up, within a week or two and are now on a sunny windowsill. Sunny when there's any sun of course!
    I didn't read the sowing instructions, just did what I usually do.
  • Thanks Buttercupdays. I discovered this morning that 2 made it. Not bad. 2 weeks but at least I have something. 

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