Fresh chillies from the garden

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  1. shawns_maggot

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    Where does everyone buy their seeds from?

    Looking to put in a big range this year, but the seed choice in my local area is very limited and most of the seeds Ive found from online shops are for small amounts/expensive super-hot strains that I don't want.
     
  2. Stone2x

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    Go back and read from post #886 as someone else asked that question and there's a few answers there.

    What seeds are you after? Bunnings has many of the common varieties of seeds and the places listed back near post #886 have all sorts of varieties from mild to superhot, not just superhots.
     
  3. shawns_maggot

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    Oop, silly me. Thanks for pointing that out :thumbup: Looks like the variety packs from hippyseedcompany might be the go :thumbup:
     
  4. Thudd

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    More shoots appearing. All the morugas have appeared, more bhuts, plus a 7 pot and a fatalii.
     
  5. Hetty

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    Just bought another four tier greenhouse so I can fit more seedlings in. Didn't have any room left in the other two! I think I have probably grown too many things...
     
  6. shawns_maggot

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    You can NEVER grow too much. If you have too much fruit you can always give it away :thumbup:
     
  7. Hetty

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    I have about 150 seedlings potted up... and more on the way! I don't think I'll have room in the backyard :(
     
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    Yeah... I have a problem. I did an inventory of my first two greenhouses:

    Greenhouse #1:
    • Bhut Jokokia K
    • Elephant Trunk
    • Carolina Reaper
    • Blondie
    • Orange Bantam x2
    • Trinidad Perfume
    • Aji Limon x3
    • Mustard Hab
    • Scorpion Green x2
    • Black Habanero x2
    • Red Daisy Cutter x3
    • Jalapeno x2
    • Hoa Lat
    • Serrano x3
    • Yellow 7 pot
    • ??? x2
    • Serpent Noir x2
    • Butch T x2
    • Chocolate Habanero
    • Devil’s Tongue x4
    • Purple Bhut x3
    • SBJ7 Red x2
    • Saffron Habanero
    • Bubblegum 7 pot x2
    • Red Savina Habanero x2
    • Jonah 7 pot
    • Bhut Jokokia
    • Apricot Habanero x2
    • Red Brain Strain x2
    • Giant Sweet Yellow x2
    • Cayenne Colour Mix
    • Brazilian Starfish x2
    • Monkey Face x2

    Greenhouse #2:
    • Pim Puma
    • African Bird’s Eye (Piri Piri) x2
    • ??? x2
    • White Naga (goes red) x2
    • Black Rawitt x2
    • Magnum
    • Big Red Pod x2
    • Rocoto x2
    • Pimente De Neyde x Bhut x2
    • Bido Ticana x2
    • Trinidad Scorpion Moruga x2
    • Jay’s Peach x2
    • Peter Pepper Red x2
    • H4 x3
    • H7
    • Yaki Blue x2
    • Choc Bhut x Caijamarca x2
    • H1
    • H10
    • Purple UFO x3
    • H5
    • Hoa Lat x2
    • Naga Morich Spezial x2
    • Jonah 7 pot red x2
    • Purple Bhut
    • Jay’s Peach
    • W. L. Dystopia
    • H9
    • H8
    • Blondie
    • Brain Strain Red
    • African Fatalii
    • Bhut Jolokia K
    • Black Scorpion’s Tongue x2


    I'll get rid of doubles/triples but I'll probably have to lose quite a few more. The "H" chillies are space chillies. This list is after I gave a bunch to a friend.
     
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    That's a lot of seedlings! :lol:

    Over the last couple of years after having freezers full of chillies and spending hours picking I decided to go easy this year... Whatever survives and a few favourites just in case they don't survive. I'll probably put all my potted ones into the ground too just because pots are a hassle in summer drying out all the time.

    I have the following seedlings going:
    - Carolina Reaper (will keep best 2)
    - Red Rocoto (giving all away)
    - Hot lemon (backup in case my one dies, but giving most away)
    - White Bhuts (Aunt sent seeds saying she wants some fruit, apparently it's my job to grow them for her)
    - Cornish Naga (were free with Reapers, will give all but 1 away)
    - Baby capsicums (will plant them all and eat lots of capsicum!)

    I'm not sure which plants survived over winter, I should start to see fresh growth soon if they're not dead :)
     
  11. Hetty

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    Are rocotos any good? I was thinking of getting rid of those.
     
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    Good for sauces as they're so fleshy. They're like golf ball-tennis ball size with skin as thick as a capsicum but with quite a bit of heat.
    They grow best in the ground though and send out long branches which all end up on the ground as soon as they fruit. They stay green and fruit all year too.
    I have a red and orange and find the fruit really useful when I need a lot of weight for sauces, jams, etc.

    Here's a pic from Feb 2014, they're not the prettiest plant! :lol:
    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/202/nz9p.jpg
     
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  13. Hetty

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    Okay, I'll keep one then, I plan on making lots of sauces.
     
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    I just germinated some Jalapenos. Which marks my first attempt at growing something from seed. Got a pretty good strike rate. From what i have read they like plenty of sun and not too much water.

    Any other tips?
     
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    Where have you germinated them? Inside or outside? If inside you need to sun train them (use shade cloth). A lot of people grow their chillies only under shade cloth, full sun can burn them, especially when they're young.


    I got the last of mine outside today :) I've got about 30 in their permanent pots and a lot more to pot up. I grew way too many plants. Oops!
     
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    Inside on a windowsill that gets ~6 hours direct sunlight a day. I have shadecloth in the garage, I had considered building a little shelter for them once they go outside. So that seems like a goer now. So i should keep the little fellers in the sun but out of direct sunlight?

    I also read about strengthening them for outside life by putting the seedlings under a breeze for a few days or bending them manually to encourage stem girth. Is there any merit to that? It makes sense in my head but is it actually needed?
     
  17. Hetty

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    Fresh chilli's from the garden

    If you have a shade cloth they can be in full sun, providing you're not in a really hot area. I have mine in a shady area that gets morning sun, but they were wilting so I put shade cloth up and now they're going strong. I was surprised morning sun was too much. I'm a member of quite a few chilli groups on Facebook, and a lot of people kill their seedlings by putting them in the sun.


    There is merit to it, the breeze makes hormones in the plant grow the stem thicker. I put a fan on mine when they were inside.
     
  18. Hetty

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    Also, if anyone in Sydney is looking for seedlings, send me a PM.
     
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    Awesome, cheers.
     
  20. Thudd

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    The same theory holds for tomatoes tool. A couple of times a day for about five minutes is apparently all it takes.
     

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