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RE.keeping chilli plants (previous question)


By Pamg

east midlands, United Kingdom Gb

just listened to GQT on radio 4 and a listener had kept his chilli plant as a house plant for over 3 years without any noticable reduction in crop!
(enjoythis much more than gardeners world! --see previous question !)



I heard this too today and have planned now to dig up and pot my Scotch bonnet peppers and put the plants in the conservatory for the winter. The main advantage to growing from seed would be if the plants produce a crop much earlier.
If they don't I can't really see any advantage.

18 Oct, 2009


be interesting to see if the quality is the same or if older plants give better chillis?

18 Oct, 2009


i never get chance to listen to the radio. oh dear. but it sounds good anyway. thanks for sharing.

18 Oct, 2009


haveyou tried bbci player--ifind it invaluable--especially when doing the ironing

18 Oct, 2009


no I dont have that facility or if i do dont know how to access it.

dont even know what time of day it is on.

18 Oct, 2009


I know it works as i have kept a few over wintered for 2 years. A friend has done so with the same one for 4 years. Its seems they lose their leaves and basically look dead but keeping them warm ad on dry side, they come back quickly in spring.

18 Oct, 2009


I've got 3 tabasco plants sitting on the windowsill in here. They are still in fruit and I haven't used all the little chillies up so I'm picking them for meals gradually. Sometime next spring they will go back in the greenhouse if they survive. Since tabasco have a fairly long growing season I'm hoping for an earlier crop next year, but will sow new seed in spring just in case.

Seaburngirl, iplayer is a website accessible to anyone in the UK.
You can catch up with programmes from tv or radio that you've missed. I find it very handy.

18 Oct, 2009


thanks for that elleme. I must give it a try but then what will happen to GoY oh no cant do both :o)

18 Oct, 2009

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