Chilli Challenge: Part 2 Reinforcements

Chilli Seedlings and Plugs

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.

Chilli Seedlings and Plugs
Chilli Seedlings and Plugs

Seeking helpers

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.

Others taking part in a chilli challenge;
Southbourne Gardens
Allotment in my garden

 

UPDATE: See the full story 

Where we started: Chilli Challenge 2014: Part 1

Seeking some help: Chilli Challenge: Part 2 Reinforcements

Success: Chilli Challenge: Part 3 Flowers!

4 thoughts on “Chilli Challenge: Part 2 Reinforcements

  1. good luck with your growing endeavors. I am pulling for you and will be checking back often to see how your doing. I myself have tried to start a hydroponic chilli growing adventure and fell flat on my face. My seedlings died. I did as you did, went out and bought a seedling pepper plant and put that into the hydroponic system. It is doing quite well. I am going to give it a week or two before I post about it however. I don’t wan the thing dying on me, which will put me in the predicament of having to explain on my blog how I killed 2 sets of pepper plants. Who thought it would be so difficult? 🙂

  2. good luck with your growing endeavors. I am pulling for you and will be checking back often to see how your doing. I myself have tried to start a hydroponic chilli growing adventure and fell flat on my face. My seedlings died. I did as you did, went out and bought a seedling pepper plant and put that into the hydroponic system. It is doing quite well. I am going to give it a week or two before I post about it however. I don’t wan the thing dying on me, which will put me in the predicament of having to explain on my blog how I killed 2 sets of pepper plants. Who thought it would be so difficult? 🙂

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