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  1. I only really use neem early in the season when...

    I only really use neem early in the season when there are no beneficial insects around to stop aphid populations exploding. As soon as I see ladybird eggs, hoverflies or parasitised aphid mummies I...
  2. My Hungarian Hot Wax are pretty mild, less heat...

    My Hungarian Hot Wax are pretty mild, less heat than a jalapeno.
  3. Here are a couple of pods from the first chinense...

    Here are a couple of pods from the first chinense I've ever grown, Burkina Yellow :cool:
  4. Same here. Leave them to get too big and they...

    Same here. Leave them to get too big and they seem to start getting a decent bit of heat.
  5. For in the house, yellow sticky traps work well....

    For in the house, yellow sticky traps work well. I also used a neem oil soil drench (1tsp in 1 L of water) to kill the larvae and it seemed to work. Once everything was potted up into the greenhouse...
  6. This year I only got aphids after buying some...

    This year I only got aphids after buying some Hungarian Hot Wax plants from Aldi. Fungus gnats are usually more of a problem for me early in the year.
  7. If you sign up to his newsletter you'll get a 25%...

    If you sign up to his newsletter you'll get a 25% off code each month.
  8. Unique Selling Point? Mitzi, the Fish peppers...

    Unique Selling Point?

    Mitzi, the Fish peppers I've grown from seed you sent are going bonkers! There's over 50 fruit on one of them. One plant is super variegated and I am hopefully saving seed...
  9. Not used either of these but they have some...

    Not used either of these but they have some interesting varieties (+ tomatoes!)

    All Hot Peppers-Tomato Growers Supply Company - USA based, owned by the family who created the Black Cherry tomato
    ...
  10. I've just put the...

    I've just put the mystery-potentially-goats-weed-chilli into its final pot. Need to pinch a load more leaf mould from a friend before I can get going with the other 35 :D
  11. It's been a bad year for aphids here so far, but...

    It's been a bad year for aphids here so far, but the cavalry has arrived. Today on my squishing mission, I found several ladybird larvae munching on the green buggers, and a couple of parasitised...
  12. A few of mine have done this too. Not their first...

    A few of mine have done this too. Not their first exposure to sunlight, but they were back under lights for a week or two during the colder spell, so it was probably the higher intensity of the...
  13. Wish we had a cement mixer...not looking forward...

    Wish we had a cement mixer...not looking forward to making 700 L of potting mix this year!
  14. Mine have all been back under the lights or on a...

    Mine have all been back under the lights or on a windowsill for 2 days. Too wet and windy to be taking them back and forth. They'll be returning to the greenhouse on Monday!
  15. Mine are all repotted in slightly bigger pots and...

    Mine are all repotted in slightly bigger pots and in the greenhouse now, under a mini-poly for extra warmth. Think we need to save more 500ml yoghurt containers for next year: they're narrow enough...
  16. Apache? My Aldi chillies must have had green...

    Apache?

    My Aldi chillies must have had green aphids on and a few of them have spread to the neighbouring tomato plants. Been squishing them over the last few days. My other plants could really do...
  17. Picked up some Hungarian Hot Wax from Aldi, 4 for...

    Picked up some Hungarian Hot Wax from Aldi, 4 for 1.99. Poor things, being kept in total shade and getting battered by the wind. Two decent looking ones and two slight stragglers. Resisted the urge...
  18. Sorry to hear that! I imagine Capsicum annuum...

    Sorry to hear that! I imagine Capsicum annuum varieties would still reach their potential. Would it be worth you buying some plug plants of the slow growers?
  19. That would be amazing, thank you! I'll send you a...

    That would be amazing, thank you! I'll send you a PM.
  20. OK...1 out of 8 Marconi seeds has germinated. The...

    OK...1 out of 8 Marconi seeds has germinated. The rest have still done nothing. Basques all still a no show (should probably have saved some last year, oops). Any that haven't germinated are on moist...
  21. First batch 18 days ago, second batch 9 days ago....

    First batch 18 days ago, second batch 9 days ago. Both batches still in the propagator.
  22. Yeah, Marconis are sweet peppers, but the seed...

    Yeah, Marconis are sweet peppers, but the seed isn't old (packed 2018). Think I got 100% germination from the Basques last year so it's a bit disappointing to get zero this year. They'll both get...
  23. So everything re-sown for spares has come up...

    So everything re-sown for spares has come up except for the Basques and Long Red Marconis. Had a dig down to look at the seeds and they've not even put out a radicle. The Basques are maybe too old...
  24. Very happy that my last 3 Lipstick seed from a...

    Very happy that my last 3 Lipstick seed from a 2015 packet have all germinated. Got zero germination from the Basque and Long Red Marconi so have re-sown fresh seed. Some seedlings are a bit stunted...
  25. There are some really tiny ones, too. Capsicum...

    There are some really tiny ones, too. Capsicum frutescens, perhaps?
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