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2019 Chilli Growing thread

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Squid Vicious, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. rhysduck

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    When I say green house it's only a flat pack shelving "greenhouse" I'd love space for even a small greenhouse. Will have to knock the garage down for that though!

    When do people start feeding their chillis?
     
  2. azibux1

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  3. Squid Vicious

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    Think the general recommendation is to start feeding the plants when they begin to flower.
     
  4. Psycho Sonny

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    you can buy seedlings or plants already half grown if need be.

    ebay is good for them.
     
  5. rhysduck

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    Cheers @azibux1 - is that greenhouse sturdy? I was thinking about building some kind of cold frame but having it about ~80cm high or so. Check my garden thread for what space I have available if you have a spare 2 minutes.

    Potted up my plugs last night but they went a bit limp - hoping they'll pick back up today!
     
  6. azibux1

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    Chilli focus has a weaker dilution rate for seedling/young plant stage.
    Good shout!
    Garden looks like it will have the space. They do a few different sizes of those greenhouses I linked too.

    It's pretty solid to be fair! I initially built it and emailed them straight away saying the shelves (mesh) are flexing with just the weight of my hand but they responded back pretty quick saying it is rated to 20KG per shelf. And the cable ties to hold the mesh (which I still haven't fitted) make it even stronger. So sure enough I loaded it up with 10l pots which all together way a fair amount... and it's fine!

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  7. rhysduck

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    Why are some of my plants doing this? (the funny growing angle)
    Is it due to too much sun?

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  8. Armageus

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    Yep they grow towards the sun, so need rotating frequently
     
  9. rhysduck

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    Thanks @Armageus. Will turn them every morning the next few days and see how they go.

    They'll be going in a greenhouse (mesh not glass) on the Weekend so hopefully should be ok then. One or two of the basket of fires have 2/3 roots poking through the bottom of the pots (Black pots on left in 2nd picture).. So may be due to go to bigger pots soon than the others.
     
  10. Jasoncmor

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    I think plants leaning is a symptom of not enough sun?
     
  11. Jasoncmor

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    Do literal "green" houses have any effect on plants compared to a regular glass / Perspex green house?
     
  12. 200sols

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    They look 'leggy'.... too much heat, not enough light.
     
  13. Pigeon_Killer

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    How do people regulate the temperature in their greenhouses?

    My plants are now far too big for my grow tent and already producing fruit so I need to move them out in to the greenhouse.

    Put a thermometer out there last night and it got down to 13 degrees over night but up to 46 this afternoon. Even with the vents open it's only dropped a few degrees and I don't have any power out there.
     
  14. azibux1

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    My first year at it but I reckon hot temperatures are fine surely? They do OK in hot countries so no different surely?

    With regards to bottom end, I've been curious of the same and people seem to say as long as it is not frosty, they'll be fine.
     
  15. Pigeon_Killer

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    Yeah, I read frost will kill them but we're hopefully past that stage of the year now.

    I've also read you ideally don't want them to drop below 15 degrees or get any higher than 35 because they shut down and stop growing or something.
     
  16. azibux1

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    Ah right I didn't know this bit.

    Haven't you got a window or door you could open?
     
  17. ants83

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    I'd say 10c minimum from my experience
     
  18. Pigeon_Killer

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    I've got two windows in the roof as well as a vent on the eastern side but I think I need something on the opposite side to aid air flow and cooling.

    Thermometer had cooked by the time I looked in the greenhouse this morning and took ages to cool down and start working again.

    Now ordered some shading paint and am looking to replace a pane of glass with a vent.

    I've also moved the 6 smallest plants in to the window sill and kept the remaining 5 in the grow tent until I can sort out the greenhouse.

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  19. azibux1

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    Fair enough - hope you get it sorted!
     
  20. RedvGreen

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    When to repot?

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