So who's growing chillies 2021?

Help Support The HomeBrew Forum:

foxbat

Landlord.
Joined
Nov 24, 2013
Messages
2,709
Reaction score
1,696
Location
Essex, UK
I'm going to have to get started soon. The weather's gone cold again but I might as well get my seed order in. I've got a couple of dozen seeds harvested from last year and a plant that I cut right back and overwintered in my home-office. I don't think it's dead. ;)
 

HSD

Active Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2019
Messages
99
Reaction score
54
Disaster, checked the plants I’d over wintered ( started off too late last year) and decimated by aphids, all six gone, surprised they got hit so early and so strong in a week
 

will4009

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2015
Messages
103
Reaction score
32
Location
NULL
I have followed ChiliChumps beginners guide on YouTube. I have a couple of questions, if anyone could help me.

This is my current setup and chilli seedlings:
I have planted a variety, I had hoped for a few more to come through, but hopefully I will get some decent seedlings to pot on. I was a bit slow putting the seedlings under my light, so they were a bit leggy.

Currently, i have them covered in the propagator, with the heat pad on. Is this correct, or should I turn the heat pad off?

I have noticed that a couple of the smaller seedlings have gone limp and fallen over (as you can see in the photo). I am not sure the reason behind this.

Finally, the seedlings leaves on occasion curl and point upwards? Not quite sure why, but I presume I was doing something wrong!

Would be grateful for any advice.

Thanks
 

Oneflewover

Landlord.
Joined
Jul 10, 2016
Messages
1,843
Reaction score
1,172
Location
Dorsetshire
I have followed ChiliChumps beginners guide on YouTube. I have a couple of questions, if anyone could help me.

This is my current setup and chilli seedlings:
I have planted a variety, I had hoped for a few more to come through, but hopefully I will get some decent seedlings to pot on. I was a bit slow putting the seedlings under my light, so they were a bit leggy.

Currently, i have them covered in the propagator, with the heat pad on. Is this correct, or should I turn the heat pad off?

I have noticed that a couple of the smaller seedlings have gone limp and fallen over (as you can see in the photo). I am not sure the reason behind this.

Finally, the seedlings leaves on occasion curl and point upwards? Not quite sure why, but I presume I was doing something wrong!

Would be grateful for any advice.

Thanks
I think that accepted wisdom is that you turn the heating off once germinated as it can cause them to become leggy. Also a humid environment with a lack of fresh air will encourage mould ('damping off'). The problem with germinating different varieties in the same propagator is that they come up at differing times. I do this and just play it by ear. The seedling that has keeled over looks like it could use a drink.
 

will4009

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2015
Messages
103
Reaction score
32
Location
NULL
I think that accepted wisdom is that you turn the heating off once germinated as it can cause them to become leggy. Also a humid environment with a lack of fresh air will encourage mould ('damping off'). The problem with germinating different varieties in the same propagator is that they come up at differing times. I do this and just play it by ear. The seedling that has keeled over looks like it could use a drink.
Thanks for that,

I have turned the heater off. Unsure when i should remove the propagator lid, I have watched a few youtube growers, and it seems some uncover their seedings sooner.

Yes, all of my Hungarian Hot Wax germinated, but only 1 or 2 of my Super Tramp and Bolivian Rainbow. When they get a bit further on, I am planning on putting them into 1 litre pots. Can you recommend me a soil for this? Think I will use some perlite too, but not sure about the ratio.
 

VW911

Landlord.
Joined
Dec 10, 2014
Messages
713
Reaction score
463
Location
Cider Country
Make sure that once they germinate, they get plenty of light (and air), otherwise they'll get tall and leggy.
1 Litre pots will be fine for a while. John innes No.2 is good for their earlier life, with about 10% perlite or vermiculite.
A weak seaweed feed solution helps...
 

Hanglow

Landlord.
Joined
Dec 12, 2019
Messages
508
Reaction score
540
Here's my seedlings and some overwintered ones, I have set the inkbird to 21c for the seedlings now. Also some toms in there too. The lights I leave on all day, really helps stop them getting leggy, although 18 hours is fine too.

IMG_20210313_083613123_HDR.jpg
IMG_20210313_083622408_HDR.jpg
 

Oneflewover

Landlord.
Joined
Jul 10, 2016
Messages
1,843
Reaction score
1,172
Location
Dorsetshire
What's the gig with overwintering? Never had much success, but would like to be able to to get an early harvest
 

Ajhutch

Landlord.
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2016
Messages
2,323
Reaction score
1,239
I did some chillie admin today, pricked out 6 jalapeno plants, 2 apaches and 1 chocolate habanero. 100% germination on year old jalapeño and Apache seeds, 10% on the chocolate habaneros. Oh well, they were bought on a whim by my wife and I did suggest we probably didn’t have the best setup for them, so no great loss!
 

IainM

Syphon-sucking bag squeezer
Joined
Oct 19, 2015
Messages
2,566
Reaction score
1,383
Location
Cambridge
I've scaled back a lot this year as the greenhouse is gone. Just six, and nothing exciting because I don't think the chinense would thrive outside the greenhouse: Thai dragon, cayenne, lemon drop, jalapeno, pardon and piri piri.
 

pilgrimhudd

Landlord.
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
1,539
Reaction score
1,214
Location
Cornwall
3 different varieties this year, Bulgarian Carrot, Big Sun Habanero and Biqiunho Red, 100% germination (8 seeds) from the Habanero and Biquinho, nothing from the Bulgarian.
 

Latest posts

Top