Know when it’s time to get some help
It’s been ages since I’ve posted an update on my efforts to grow some chillies this year. I’m nearly ready to admit defeat with my own chilli plants grown from seed. They’ve been back in intensive care for a few weeks now and apart from putting out 2 true leaves between them they’ve not come along at all.
I think I may have been over-watering them and the nighttime temperature may have been too low. Together, these factors have caused hem to stall and I’m not confident they’ll pick up.
At my recent day out to the garden festival I came across the Dartmoor Chilli Farm stall where I purchased two seedling plants from the nice chap. One called Fairy Lights and one called Portugal. For only £1 each they’re quite a bargain. I’ve potted them on into a free draining potting mix to keep them healthy. At some point they’ll go into the raised bed in the greenhouse but I want them a little larger first. Part of me hopes they will spur the others into growing – show them how it’s done.
So my chilli adventure continues just a little differently to how I planned.