i've got a little chilli plant that is about 12inch tall, its in a pot that is about 5inch wide 5inch deep, does it need planting into a bigger pot or is it ok.
That is just about the right size-if you keep potting it on that will just engourage more leaf growth- you now want flowers confining it will encourage that
Really Geoff? Wow, I didn't know that! Does that go for sweet (bell) peppers as well?
Yes Becks -you dont need to keep repotting-you have to kid the plant it is on the way out it will flower, to set fruit, to set seed-which is what we want it to do-especially now
Oh man! No wonder my sweet pepper is all leaf then. It's been in a morrisons bucket since it was about 5 inches.
Then it has been happily growing away without a care in the world-sorry
What colour are they now?l
I over wintered a chilli bought in the "reduced" section at Home Base last year and when it got cold brought it inside on a window sill and was still picking chillies at Christmas. It is now back in the greenhouse, still in the pot it was bought in and still producing chillies. As for picking they will keep better on the plant until you need them.
Wait till they go red