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    Default Chillies - growing and overwintering 2019

    This is a follow on thread from 2018... discussing anything to do with chillies.
    As it's a new season and peeps are starting to sow again, please tell us what varieties you have sown already and what is your grow list for 2019.

    Last years thread can be found here :
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...8-a_95416.html
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    C'mon let us all know here what varieties you've already sown or your planned date for your first sowing......and if anyone got some grow lights from Santa!

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    iv'e still got 4 aji colour's growing in my greenhouse and they are covered in semi ripe pods !
    atb Dal.

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    Outdoor greenhouse Dal?

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    I'm absolutely buzzing to grow my first veggies of any type ever, and chuffed with all the advice given on this forum so far. Im going to grow prairie fire, ring of fire and Thai dragon/birds eye, indoors on the windowsill.


    I do have a question about compost type, there seems to be varied advice. I've seen a YouTube video of a chap in Yorkshire who says he uses the absolute cheapest compost available and it works a treat. Others say the John Innes stuff is good, and others say it is too rich. Then others say you need potting mix, and others have their own ratios of perlite/sand/compost etc which sounds overly complex.

    What do most people use, and would the cheapest bag of compost from B&Q do the job like the below?

    https://www.diy.com/departments/verv...1586175_BQ.prd

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    I use any compost... I've used B& Qs, Asda etc. They all work ok for me.

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    I use leaf mould to germinate most of my seeds in, then hoik them out into small pots.

    Am enjoying having a rootle through the seed boxes at the moment, I can't wait to start sowing again.

    Definitely padrons, trepadiera werner and a jalapeno to be sown, am having a think about the others. I've brought some leaf mould in to warm through. Anyone else started already?
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    Yeah! for most of my prepping and seed sowing I use very cheap multipurpose compost then switch to something a little more high in nutrients at potting on stage and also add a copious amount of perlite to aid in aeration and drainage.

    Better get on with pot washing!
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