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    Default Transplanting chillies

    Hi,
    I have 5 chilli plants in 1 5 inch pot and they are between 2-3 cms long and slowly developing second set of leaves. Shuld I transplant them into individual pots now? They look health but I find their stem very delicate and long, not sure if the will become leggy. I have them indoors on a window sil and give them few hours of direct sunlight every day when there is sun. What is your advice for me.

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    Here is the picture of my chilli plant. Would appreciate your valuable feedback.
    cheers Reks

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    You pot on when they have developed good roots ... look at the bottom for signs of roots.

    They are too small yet.

    Also, they need good light, not direct sun.
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    Default Love to transplant

    planted lots of chillies of various variaties which are left overs from last year too many seeds in pkt to use in one go, kept the remainder in their foil pkt and they in turn were kept in a metal biscuit tin in a cool dry place. They were sown in trays and modules and I used my heated propagator sometime in march and so far only 8/9 are growing - how come?

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    The seeds are no good...you should get 90% germination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    You pot on when they have developed good roots ... look at the bottom for signs of roots.

    They are too small yet.

    Also, they need good light, not direct sun.
    Thanks, I will keep them on a bright window sill w/o direct sun.
    cheers Reks

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    Reks, give them about another two weeks and they should be ready to pot on.
    When you are moving them you can bury the stem a bit deeper than they are now.
    Don't be afraid of the plants, they are a lot sturdier than you would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    Reks, give them about another two weeks and they should be ready to pot on.
    When you are moving them you can bury the stem a bit deeper than they are now.
    Don't be afraid of the plants, they are a lot sturdier than you would imagine.
    Thanks a lot!
    cheers Reks

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