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Hello all, after some advice please.

I have a mini greenhouse with 5 chillies in currently.

Any do's and don'ts?

Currently I wet the floor each morning and this gives great humidity inside.

Just want the best chillies I can grow image


  • I was always told for chilies to let them dry out between waterings, almost to the point where they begin to wilt. Seems to work for mine, i've got some good fruits already on all my peppers and chilies.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,881

    That's what I do Andy, and it worked last year.  

    When the weather really warmed up last year I took my chillies out of the mini-greenhouse and stood them out in the open garden - the pollinating insects found them more easily and we had a fantastic crop image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    L Bennett There are a few of us growing chillies for the first time and quite a few threads on the forum and one member sent me the following information:

    1.  Don't water them once they're established until they start to wilt. You need to treat them with a little neglect to get the best chillies.
    2. Don't feed them until they flower ( chilli focus is the best feed)
    3. They grow best in square pots (don't know why!)

    Hope it helps! image

  • L BennettL Bennett Posts: 92

    Thanks all. Square pots? Less soil in a square I guess, maybe dries out faster?

    So first year growing properly. I have:

    * Apache

    * Cayenne

    * Banana

    * Jalapeno

    * Scotch Bonnet

    What size pots best for all? Currently all in 6 in pots in the greenhouse.

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