chilli plant

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.




  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    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

  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    Really Geoff? Wow, I didn't know that! Does that go for sweet (bell) peppers as well?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    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

  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    Oh man! No wonder my sweet pepper is all leaf then. It's been in a morrisons bucket since it was about 5 inches. image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Then it has been happily growing away without a care in the world-sorryimage

  • Hi

    Just wondering if anybody can help me. I am growing a chili plant and it's coming alone brilliantly with chilis forming but I am just wondering when to pick???


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    What colour are they now?l

  • yvonne1yvonne1 Posts: 6

    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.

  • They are currently green at the moment sotongeoff.

    Yvonne are you saying that I should keep the chili's on the actuall plant until I need them? No matter the colour? Sorry am new to growing chili's and grew them for partner so want to get them right : )

    Thanks x
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Wait till they go red

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