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RUSSELL CLARTY
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/14 12:46:13 (permalink)
Bump. Anyone got their capsaicinoids on the go for 2018? 


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/14 13:09:24 (permalink)
No chillies this year. Demo'd the conservatory, so I no longer have a grow house!
 
Struggled with slugs this year though, so I have used a combo of beer traps, a brick for dispatching them and nematodes. My garden is now relatively slug free.
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/14 13:22:33 (permalink)
Got a few Aji's on the bubble this year. All in dirt, as watering coir is a nause once or even twice a day. Also want to overwinter them this year so soil is ideal, nice and low maintenance. 
 
Got a few tomatoes on the go too, the wife planted fucking loads back in January and I've got a few I've adopted. There's a nice Irish version of Gardener's Delight (extremely sweet little cherry fruits), Skykomish (heavy cropping blight resistant) and Aurora, which is a bush variety from Siberia. Never grown bush tomatoes before, they are quite cute in a stumpy stocky kind of way. Amazing deep green colour. I'll try and take some shots of the lookers if I can. 


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/14 13:45:41 (permalink)
Got a few jalepenos and cayenne on the go, nothing fancy but some of them are fruiting already.

Courgettes, tomatoes, broad beans, chard and carrots in the garden.


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/14 14:57:03 (permalink)
Been moving into a new house so not had a chance to do anything this year. I'm getting excited for next year though as I have a south facing garden with a lot of planting space. 
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/14 23:19:47 (permalink)
Bought a load of grafted plants after the success of the ones I grew last year.  Got Naga, F1 Medina, Chocolate Habanero and Big Devil on the go and one non-grafted one I can't remember the name of just because it's fruits are purple.  All just outside on the decking again.
 
The Big Devil has already got fruit about 2cm diameter and 10cm long on it so it's certainly living up to its name.
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 10:54:03 (permalink)
Will film what I've got on the greenhouse at home & the allotment (!) later today. After only managing 7 or 8 reapers last year I had great germination and have about 50 plants this year, loads of different varieties too - a lot of morgugas, borg 9, Lucy, naga, yaki tiger, and just some generic habaneros, plus a lot of sweet ones for the first time, ace & gorgonzo or something like that - kept most of the hot ones at home & most of the sweets or not superhots are at the allotment - seeing as the hot ones are destined for my hot sauce!
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 10:59:51 (permalink)
Do you grow under cover on your allotment John? I know the sweet ones don't need to be coddled so much. If so, do you get the fear about high winds and shit? 


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 11:05:16 (permalink)
I need to murder the squirrel and foxes that come into my garden; the squirrel has taken most of the strawberries and the foxes had a good dig in one of the veg patches, annihilating half the patch 
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 11:43:17 (permalink)
I was chatting with some pest control guy once and he reckoned squirrels are the worst vandals he has to deal with. If you get them inside your attic, they demolish the whole gaff like they were extras in Romper Stomper


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 11:45:33 (permalink)
There's a mother and baby fox that live somewhere in the general vicinity of my garden and they're mashing up my veg patch 😠


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 11:49:52 (permalink)
I'd have the South East Association for Foxes Headquarters in my back garden if it meant I never had to extricate fishy little cat turds out of my vegetable beds again. 
 
Trying to think of a way to seriously scare the cats away for good that doesn't involve Apocalypse Now style cat heads on poles dotted about the garden


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 20:39:00 (permalink)
Ive only mowed the garden once this year. Its like a fucking jungle in the back. Fuck chillies
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 20:39:53 (permalink)
Rudiger01
Ive only mowed the garden once this year. Its like a fucking jungle in the back. Fuck chillies


If you need a good, cheap gardener lid hit me up. My bloke is boss
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 20:50:53 (permalink)
Will he do it for free? My daughter is bankrupting me with kinder eggs
 
Out of interest, how mucg does it cost? I only want it a bit tidied up. Its prob about 4m by 8m
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 21:10:13 (permalink)
Rudiger01
Will he do it for free? My daughter is bankrupting me with kinder eggs
 
Out of interest, how mucg does it cost? I only want it a bit tidied up. Its prob about 4m by 8m


He does my back garden which is about 10 x 10 and my two front ones which are about double that for a onner. So I'd imagine yours would be a lot cheaper. DM me on twitter if you want his number. He lives by ours
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/19 21:19:35 (permalink)
Fuck that....a oner. Thats 2 grams and a bottle of rum. Im going to buy a tortoise
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/20 23:37:18 (permalink)
I have some autoflower seeds. I'm thinking of doing a 20/4 light cycle. Are there any chillies or similar that can handle hot temperatures and 20 hours sunlight a day?
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/06/21 10:35:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby PapaJaro 2018/06/21 18:33:05
PapaJaro
I have some autoflower seeds. I'm thinking of doing a 20/4 light cycle. Are there any chillies or similar that can handle hot temperatures and 20 hours sunlight a day?




Chillies aren't photodependent so they'll be delighted with that light schedule. Chillies and chilli growing are very popular under glass in Finland, they get very long days up there. They are an equatorial plant as well so temps from 18-28 should be dandy. 


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/11 16:56:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Joey Gunz 2018/08/13 10:00:06
This hot summer has been fucking great for chillies.  In my little suntrap garden outside in pots:
 
Gusto Purple:


F1 Madina:


Chocolate Habanero.  Hard to see through the foliage but this one is absolutely covered in chillis:


Red Naga:


Big Devil:

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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/13 09:24:23 (permalink)
Lovely chillies. All outdoor then? You did well with the Chocolate Habaneros. Foliage looks very healthy.
 
Grew a couple of Ajis this year, I'll try and get some pics up. 
 
Not quite as massive as that year I grew the Ajis in coco, that was a joke. Still quite large plants and just about hitting their stride now. If anything the intense heat in the south facing conservatory was difficult to manage water wise although they coped better than the tomatoes. 
 
Next year I'm going to grow more and stick them outside in the ground, as they look quite ornamental. I'm going to grow Cheyenne next year too as I grew that before and it's very hardy and will crop after 16 weeks. Nice solid orange cooking chillies with a ridiculous yield. 


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/13 10:22:51 (permalink)
i've got half a dozen tomato plants that were doing really well, then i went on holday and both my mum and neighbour overwatered them, completely destroying their roots and now most are fucked. 

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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/13 10:36:50 (permalink)
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i've got half a dozen tomato plants that were doing really well, then i went on holday and both my mum and neighbour overwatered them, completely destroying their roots and now most are fucked. 




 
My Mum watered mine for a week during that crazy hot last week, got up to a good 40 in the conservatory easy. Was like a Florida swamp when I got back, all window steamed up etc. One of the tomatoes was an outdoor variety, I'm slinging her today as she looks dreadful


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/13 10:54:17 (permalink)
My mrs planted 3 tomato plants earlier on this year and we've had the equivalent to a punnet off them every other day.
 
Whagwan, what you gonna do with your chilli's shotgun a jar if you go down the sauce / chutney route.
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/13 12:37:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Joey Gunz 2018/08/13 12:57:23
Yeah, gonna do some sauces, some chillin jam.  Probably gonna smoke some as well for my own chipotle style chillies...
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Re: RE: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/14 15:36:28 (permalink)
DJ_PrOpS
Wonder if the police have bust in to someone's house only to be met with a selection of fine fruit and veg.



TBH I'm surprised that hasn't happened to me given how I look and how much compost I'm always buying from homebase b2b growlights in my kitchen window etc etc 
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Re: RE: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/14 16:53:11 (permalink)
Anyone got aphid problems? They're all over mine the bastards. Any tips for getting rid and preventing them coming back?
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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/14 17:01:33 (permalink)
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I'd have the South East Association for Foxes Headquarters in my back garden if it meant I never had to extricate fishy little cat turds out of my vegetable beds again. 
 
Trying to think of a way to seriously scare the cats away for good that doesn't involve Apocalypse Now style cat heads on poles dotted about the garden


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Re: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/15 10:49:06 (permalink)
Moved into a new house last month with a great south facing garden and a decent planting bed in it, can't wait to get my chilli grow on next year, already got a load of seeds. 
RUSSELL CLARTY
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Re: RE: Growing Chillies, Herbs etc 2018/08/15 11:15:10 (permalink)

DJ_PrOpS
Anyone got aphid problems? They're all over mine the bastards. Any tips for getting rid and preventing them coming back?


You can't stop them coming back unless you spray with chemical control or invest in a biological control- a tiny wasp that predates the aphids within a few weeks. 
 
Biological controls such as predators will set you back relatively large amount of dough compared to the saving on actually growing chillies, but I don't think savings are the main motivation for most domestic growers. It's the best way of doing it but you will need to knock the existing population back a bit first. 
 
Manual removal, merely crushing the fuckers with your fingers is an unpleasant yet low budget and effective start. Following this or alternatively, a fatty/oily inert spray- "insecticidal soap" will do the job very nicely by suffocating the insects. No nasty chemicals involved either. 
 
You can continue to spray until harvest with most of these physical barrier sprays, although you are unlikely to need to. 
 
My TL:DR is get an insecticidal soap spray if you don't want to shell out on predators. 
 
Recipe to DIY : http://www.hpaa.org.uk/index.php/controling-pests-diseases/256-insecticidal-soap
 
 


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