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Growing chillies under glass (8 replies)

Oldchap
Oldchap
7 years ago
Oldchap 7 years ago

I've been growing chillies under glass this summer in a small cloche. The lids have been off  in the warm weather but are now back on.

My question is how long can I keep them there waiting to ripen off. How hardy will they be?

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CapsicumKing
CapsicumKing
7 years ago
CapsicumKing 7 years ago

Hello Oldchap.

It will probably depend on the variety. I grow chilies in pots in an unheated greenhouse and i've picked fruits as late as mid December. The plants slow right down - i doubt you'll see any new foliage growth but the fruits will continue to ripen, albeit very slowly.

I would be interested to see you keep these plants in the cloche right through winter and see if they revive next spring. While I've grown hundreds of chillies in pots, i've never planted one out in the soil?

Lovely compact plants with lots of fruit by the way.

Some like it hot, I like it hotter

Oldchap
Oldchap
7 years ago
Oldchap 7 years ago

Thanks for that CapsicumKing. I'll carry on picking and keep them in the cloche and send more photos in throughout the winter!

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Oldchap
Oldchap
7 years ago
Oldchap 7 years ago

I should have mentioned the 4 types for anybody who is interested:

T&M Cheyenne

T&M Apache

T&M Basket of Fire

T&M Numex Twilight

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Ryanbeee
Ryanbeee
7 years ago
Ryanbeee 7 years ago

I tried Tabasco and Paper Lanterns. The Paper Lanterns produced some huge Chillis, but the Tabasco have only just started producing the fruits. Hopefully they come on soon.

Really like the multi coloured ones, I will try them next year!

Oldchap
Oldchap
7 years ago
Oldchap 7 years ago

here's a photo I took on Nov 1st.More to follow after this weekends snow 😉

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steve
7 years ago
steve 7 years ago

I love Numex Twilight, a vast array of different coloured fruits on the one plant, always looks marvelous

Doris
7 years ago
Doris 7 years ago

I picked the last of my chillies from the greenhouse just after Christmas, however the winds had taken their toll on a few panes, so it was rather drafty in there! 

big89
4 months ago
big89 4 months ago

I would be interested to see you keep these plants in the cloche right through winter





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