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    Default Die Hard with a Pepper.

    These photos were taken today, the new chillis appeared early and mid November. I'm gonna have to harvest them at some point, so here is the plant imortalised.

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    Looks good - had about 60 chillies off my plants so far with about the same amount yet to ripen, but the plants are all in the house of various windowsills.

    Not bad for a first attempt at growing them - if I do say so myself

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    I cut my cayenne down to the ground about a month ago as it was looking a bit ropey. Will wait to see if it comes through the winter again. My Big Jim's and Bolivian Rainbow are still flowering and fruiting merrily in the greenhouse.
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    It surprises me that the plants continue to flower so late in the year. Mine are hibernating at the moment, leaves fall of them from time to time.
    Can't wait till spring!

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    Die hard with a Pepper-pict1000-1.jpg
    I think this one is Prairie Fire. It still looks as good today and is producing flowers. It's 2 years old. I hope it lasts a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
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    I think this one is Prairie Fire. It still looks as good today and is producing flowers. It's 2 years old. I hope it lasts a long time.
    Hi Alice
    It is a beautiful ornamental plant and useful as well!!! My brother has a two year old basil plant which trives on a south facing window sil ( indoors ) and it is a pleasure to have fresh basil in the winter months. It will be interesting to see how long will last your plant.
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    Looks pretty similar to my Prairie Fire which I am currently overwintering. Never bothered keeping a chilli plant before so will see how it goes. Mine is only in it's first winter but still has some ripened chillis on so all good so far.

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

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    My chilli plants never fruited last year, following a huge harvest the previous year. Very disappointing! However, as the growing season drew to an end, they were flowering, but it was just too cold in my unheated greenhouse and the frost got them.
    Advice for this year please? Can I pot one up to grow on and over-winter in the house? I don't have a conservatory or anything like that (although on reflection, I suppose they actually get quite cold through the winter). Would it be ok just on a sunny window sill?

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