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    Default no joy with chillies of sweet peppers

    (sorry, that should be chillies OR sweet peppers, obviously)

    anyone else?

    I', feeling like it's too late to sow some more anyway - and all my other plants (aubergines, tomatoes etc) are only a couple of inches tall.

    It's not like last year, is it?
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    Everything seems very different to last year.

    Overall all my veggies are much much smaller, chillies & peppers are particularly small.

    Whatever is done is done though.

    Outside veg are going great guns

    Maybe they will catch up

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    Sorry qotc, but my chillis and sweet peppers are going great guns - loads better than last year. 1st purple jalapeno chilli is just growing and lots of flowers are on the plant. We've a couple of aubs with flowers nearly open (without resorting to hydroponics/grow lights crichmond! ). All, except some extra toms started after the 1st batch of 20+ have flowers on them, one has a teeny tom too.
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    I'm particularly sad about my chillis and peppers also. I had 3 chillis germinate, then promptly managed to kill them by not opening the greenhouse on the first hot day we had. I have decided to take a risk and re-sow, which I did a few days ago, so I'm hoping still to have some come through as I didnt' get a single chilli last year and only a few small peppers.

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    Whereabouts in Wiltshire are you Waffler? You could always pop down to Simpsons Seeds in Horningsham, Warminster, they sell chilli plants and other stuff like toms/aubs.
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    My peppers are only about 2" tall

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    I couldn't get sweet peppers to germinate this year, despite a couple of trys, so gave in and bought one for 99p.

    My chillis are still pretty small and no sign of flowers yet, but they look very healthy. Can I put them outside when it's hot or is it best to leave them in the conservatory where they are?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallblueplanet View Post
    Whereabouts in Wiltshire are you Waffler? You could always pop down to Simpsons Seeds in Horningsham, Warminster, they sell chilli plants and other stuff like toms/aubs.
    Hmm. Not really worth the petrol; I'm the wrong side of Chippenham. I really don't want to resort to buying plants as I had SO many seeds this year that it makes a mockery of it (and hubby will complain!) but it might come to that yet. If I do buy plants I want ones with proper labels on, not just 'red pepper' or whatever that I've seen in a lot of places (that frankly ought to know better).

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