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First few of my peppers germinated today well chuffed image





  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Well done GFMimage Peppers straight from the garden are just so delicious.

  • Thanks artjak never grown them before got them on the window sill in my living room I don't have a greenhouse yet so I will keep them inside image
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I would turn them for time to time to make sure they don't end up leaning over towards the light; I have never tried growing them outside - perhaps you could make a little polytunnel with plumbers white plastic pipe and polythene? But don't plant them even there till about late May, early June.

    Someone did explain to me years ago that plants can almost strangle themselves if you keep turning them, but if you do it cautiously it may work.image

  • Thanks for the advice artjak it is appreciated, the polytunnel is a great idea I am on the case, I have a few plants on the window sill and I turn them twice a week so far touch wood they have been ok, thanks again and I have made a note not to put them out till the end of may. image
  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Will peppers be okay in an unheated greenhouse now?  On the basis that in an emergency they could come in for the night?

  • Mine are in unheated greenhouse.  I cover with fleece on very cold nights.  Been doing this for several years and all ok.


  • paull2paull2 Posts: 93

    They need consistent warmth and light to really get going.I started my peppers indoors in Feb, first in a propagator then old yoghurt pots, the bigger pots until about 9"-12" high. Only recently, once cold nights have gone, have I put them in the (unheated) GH, and tend to protect with some thin bubblewrap if temps drop. A lot of peppers, chillis, toms and cucs can be seriously 'checked' during the Spring due to any large temperature changes which they find it difficult to recover from. So be cautious and don't be in too much of a hurry. Harden the young plants off outside during warm daytime temps but be careful overnight.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    I agree with paull2.  The medium range forecast says we could have night temps dropping to as low as 1C from next Friday for at least a week so be wary about leaving chilies, peppers and tomatoes unprotected in an unheated greenhouse overnight.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • jayne 1jayne 1 Posts: 37

    I was going to ask could I  leave them outside with a plastic bottle over them now but I guess the answer is no after reading all your comments. My are about 5 cm high and have 8 leaves on and were sown in Feb in my kitchen.  I need my kitchen back lol


  • Great feed back all image I will be keeping mine indoors until there is no threat of cold, I am lucky as my front room back window cill they are on gets the majority of the sun,when summer comes and the temperature goes up I will put them in some make shift cold frames I have built out of fish tank glass.
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