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NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,307

I have been given 4 Chilli plants and it says  "Hungarian Hot Wax " ( I think it says Hungarian ) all about 6 inches tall and healthy and just showing buds and in 7 inch X 7 inch pots

? Do I need to put them in bigger pots and if yes at what stage pls

Any other generic advice welcome folks





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  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    They will grow at least 18 inches high, so move them on as they need it.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    The heat is in the plant's genes, Verdun. Grow them as you would any other chillies. Which is to say, exactly as you would tomatoes.

    Newboy, they're not going to grow to more than a couple of feet. If they're staying in pots, you're not going to need much more than a 10" pot. Pot them up when you want to.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,307

    They have just produced white flowers !!!!       image

    I will pot up as advised

    VERDUN.............let me know how you get on with your First Time Chillies

    Thanks all

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  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    One other thing, NewBoy, don't overwater or overfertilise the chillies. Like tomatoes, they do best when treated with "controlled neglect".

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    Nuh, Verdun. Chillies' heat or otherwise is down to the variety - ie, the genes. Just as a tom's shape, colour, taste, etc, are down to the genes.

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