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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    How many chillies ?! you ask..........not nearly as many as this year
    Go on, how many?


    Your plan for sowing looks good. Personally I don't worry about sowing jalapeņo till February because they grow quite quickly.
    Cool, I'll get the Habaneros started this weekend then! Jalapenos I'll have to wait a little longer for anyway as I realised last night that I've bought the Tam Jalapenos which are supposed to be milder, so I've order some normal ones .


    Grow lights I've got one of these. Which I'm very happy with. But it's quite bright!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_100 View Post
    Cool I thought it was lack of light that caused them to be leggy, didn't realise too much warmth did too
    It's the combination. Warmth makes them grow and lack of light makes them stretch. Too cold and they won't really grow much although might still elongate to search for light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andypagett View Post
    Go on, how many?
    43 so far.
    There will be more before they all move into the tunnel in May

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    43 so far.
    There will be more before they all move into the tunnel in May
    Amazing!

    What do you do with them all?

    Last year it worked quite nice as I pickled the jalapenos, made hot sweet chilli sauce from the bonnets and dried the cayennes (as well as using them fresh in between). This year I'll have fewer each of more varieties so assume I'll end up mixing them up in sauces etc.
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    Am tempted to get this
    https://redhotpepperpatch.com/shop?o...d-chilli-seeds

    Might be fun to see what i get. As long as I can work out how to post pictures maybe i could get some help trying to work out what the chilli are? Am also tempted to try lemon drop as lots of people on this thread seem to like it. Have a few orange habaneros that i'm going to try to overwinter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andypagett View Post
    Amazing!

    What do you do with them all?

    Last year it worked quite nice as I pickled the jalapenos, made hot sweet chilli sauce from the bonnets and dried the cayennes (as well as using them fresh in between). This year I'll have fewer each of more varieties so assume I'll end up mixing them up in sauces etc.
    I make quick a lot of chilli powder. Mixed chillies, every batch is a unique blend ( what ever I have ready at the time ). But always hotter than you'll get in your average shop. And make lot of cowboy candy with the jalapeņos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annie8 View Post
    Am tempted to get this
    https://redhotpepperpatch.com/shop?o...d-chilli-seeds

    Might be fun to see what i get. As long as I can work out how to post pictures maybe i could get some help trying to work out what the chilli are? Am also tempted to try lemon drop as lots of people on this thread seem to like it. Have a few orange habaneros that i'm going to try to overwinter.
    I was very tempted by those seeds as well some how I managed to resist. But obviously now you've gone and reminded me I feel the temptation creeping back

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    Quote Originally Posted by annie8 View Post
    Am tempted to get this
    https://redhotpepperpatch.com/shop?o...d-chilli-seeds

    Might be fun to see what i get. As long as I can work out how to post pictures maybe i could get some help trying to work out what the chilli are? Am also tempted to try lemon drop as lots of people on this thread seem to like it. Have a few orange habaneros that i'm going to try to overwinter.

    I looked at these too but think going to be quite a challenge to identify any that you grow each year.

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