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    I used similar peat pots 2 years ago for my chillies and nothing thrived in them. Maybe they're suited to other types of plants but my experience is that chillies don't like them.
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    Thanks so much everyone for all your help - Ive ordered 20 5 litre plant pots and will repot them as soon as they arrive. Ive had a look at the underneath of the peat pots and lo and behold I can see roots poking out so no wonder they are struggling - the root ends arent even in the compost any more on some of them - I will keep you all posted on progress

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    Looks like I can now edit posts and add pics - hooray! I will upload pics for you all of my 'collection' tomorrow and you can compare to the original pics that Scarlet kindly uploaded for me at the begining of this thread I think youll be pleased and its all down to your advice on here

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    Any chillies yet Jimbo??
    Is it correct to say you were late ( time of year wise) getting these going?
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    I think i was late yes but Im no expert. Ive got 1 chilli so far - a hungarian hot wax Check out the pics - sorry for the delay in adding them The chilli Ive got growing was the first to flower and the flower dropped off within a couple of days of it opening - the other flowers that have come out seem to have stuck around for longer so Im not sure if they will produce fruit or not - does a flower guarantee a fruit? If so then Im hoping some of these flowers drop soon because Ive got loads of flowers on my hungarian hotwaxes as you can see (they are all the tall ones) and ive got a few small buds on my firecrackers - no flowers at all on any of my habaneros though but they seem to be growing well...

    Have a look - Im so impressed with myself... Ive been feeding them tomato feed too every so often...

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    I grow mine on the kitchen windowsill and when the flowers appear I go round them with my finger like a pollinating insect. Don't know if that's the right thing to do but I get loads of chillis.
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    Plants do look quite small in terms of the time of season but at least you are getting flowers..
    Next year start them off a bit earlier if you can ?

    Use a cotton bud to tickle the flower or give plants a gentle shake as you walk by them
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    Hi all

    Not been on for a while so thought you all might like an update From worried seedlings you will now see a conservatory takeover!!! The one Hungarian hotwax chilli I had is now a massive red number and Im going to have it for tea tonight with some pork so Im taking some pictures now before I start cropping them. Virtually every plant I have now has fruit Ive got Habaneros growing, Hungarian Hotwaxes (the most populated) and firecrackers. Please take a look at the pics

    Chilli seedlings - worried!-habs.jpgChilli seedlings - worried!-hungarian.jpgChilli seedlings - worried!-con1.jpgChilli seedlings - worried!-con2.jpgChilli seedlings - worried!-con3.jpg
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