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    Thank you so much - I will give all that a go - my phone camera doesnt really do it justice - to be honest they look much greener on the photos than they actually are I know its been really hot here in UK too...

    Do you think i should also move the smaller plants into bigger plastic pots too? My neighbour advised me that i could just put the whole thing including the peatpot into a bigger pot once they had grown some more (some of her plants admittedly not chillis have roots all over the peatpot! ) ... I think she also said that putting them into too big a pot could kill them as too much room is a bad thing???

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    Mine go from a tiny pot into a 5litre pot and then straight into the biggest pot I have. If they are small growing varieties I will pot on into an appropriate size but habs will grow very big. So put them into a pot that you have room for. I don’t like peat pots / I know people use them and plant them on but I really think they dry out and cause problems - why don’t you try half and half?

    Shock of transplant can cause leaf drop, keep them somewhere cooler for a day or two after potting on to recover.
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    i will do that - good idea - ive got plenty enough to try half and half.

    Is it ok to put more than one plant in one pot when I put them into bigger pots or would you say keep 1 plant per pot?

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    One plant per pot.
    Like Scarlet said they get big.

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    This is in a 20lt pot. One plant. Just so you get the idea. It's about 4 1/2 ft tall not including the pot.
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    Hi Jim I planted into those peat pots and mine seemed to be stalled and stoped growing! I potted on into fresh MPC in larger pots ,I soaked the peat pots and peeled them off the roots, it looked like they where strugling to get through the wall of the pots and I don't think it would be any good putting them into pots to decompose, but my runner beans where ok , iv'e done as Scarlet said and potted into very large pots ! atb Dal.
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    Jimbo,

    How much space do you have? Measure it and allow about 600mm x 600mm minimum per plant. Then select your best plants (2 or 3 of each variety) v- or how many you have space for. Re-pot them in to proper pots and see how they get on. The heat will warm the soil without drying them out as fast as peat pots and encourage growth.

    Remember - We all plant more seeds than we need and have to compost some plants.
    Check compost bag to see if there is any fertilizer in it. If not, you will have to feed plants sooner.


    All best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    Jimbo,

    Remember - We all plant more seeds than we need and have to compost some plants.
    There is always the option of offering your unwanted plants to friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    There is always the option of offering your unwanted plants to friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues.
    That it true.
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