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I am growing chilli seeds in a heated propogator and the seedlings are about 8cm high now. should i start taking the lid off of them or should i leave it on?



  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,102

    Are they indoors or in a greenhouse?

  • i am  starting them indoors in a heated propogator on a window sill

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    MGF to be honest I think it is a bit late now to start growing chillies, mine were sown in March indoors in a heated prop, they are now standing in the conservatory, GH too cold, but are all over 7" tall and showing signs of flowering. I'll post a link to our chillie growing thread some great advice on there.image


  • thank you, the packet said i can grow them in between april and june

  • Mel MMel M Posts: 347

    Hi madam green fingers. Don't give up on your chilli plants. They may not do much this year but as they are perennial you will have a head start next year. Overwinter them in a frost free, light place and try not to let the temperature drop below 10c.

    I am in the same position as yourself having planted some chilli seed late to replace ones that didn't survive. I shall overwinter them.

  • what do you mean by overwinter?


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Overwinter means you keep them frost free keep them indoors
  • Ok
  • Stacey DochertyStacey Docherty Posts: 1,759
    Madam green fingers I just replied to you....
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