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Overwintered chilli plants

Morning all,

I have some very healthy looking Chilli plants that I have overwintered, I have just realised that I totally forgot to cut them back! ????

I only sowed them from seed last year so they are only coming up to one year old. My question is, is the fact that I forgot to cut them back the end of the world? They already have a few flowers on, and were producing chillies right up until about December I think, from memory.

They are definitely in need of repotting and feeding, should I do this asap bearing in mind they are starting to flower again already?

They are the pot black variety in case anyone would like to know.

Many thanks,



  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,404

    When I over-wintered chillies I only cut the back if they were too big.  If yours are already flwoering I wouldn't cut them back but yes, pot them on  and give them a good feed and drink to encourage more flowers and fruits.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Loz46Loz46 Posts: 103

    Great, thanks Obelixx! I've done one already, the other two to follow soon :-)

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