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#1 serevei

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:35 PM

Hi team,

First time growing chillies or anything really for me.

 

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2 x reasonably neglected Jalapenos planted ~2 months ago (1 month of that without care)

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Post initial pruning:

 

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Planted a "chilli scorcher mix" seedling set from bunnings: African birds eye, Trinidad scorpion 7 pod yellow, Cap mushroom red, Habanero chocolate. (only 3 pots so one of them has two in it) No idea what each one is though unfortunately

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Thinking I should cut the fruit off the jalapenos and prune it right back seeing as its technically winter here, to give it a chance to become a sturdy bush. And should i 

 

Any tips greatly appreciated.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:46 PM

Should I trim / top of the new ones was my second questions which got left off. 

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:08 PM

Hi Serevei and welcome.

 

Depends what you want out of the jalapenos. If they still flowering and producing, and you want the peppers, then leave them be. If you cut back the fruit and flowers it will use the energy to grow a bit more. I would personally sacrifice the produce for a bigger plant come spring time.

 

I wouldn't top the new ones just yet. I have followed advice previously, with success, to wait until plant has 8 true leaves, cut bottom two, top off top two, leaving four in the midddle. Can't really see how many leaves each has, but don't think they there yet.

 

What are the chances of frost where you at. All you need with them outdoors is a rouge cold night and you get to start over from the beginning.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:12 PM

Hi Serevei and welcome.

 

Depends what you want out of the jalapenos. If they still flowering and producing, and you want the peppers, then leave them be. If you cut back the fruit and flowers it will use the energy to grow a bit more. I would personally sacrifice the produce for a bigger plant come spring time.

 

I wouldn't top the new ones just yet. I have followed advice previously, with success, to wait until plant has 8 true leaves, cut bottom two, top off top two, leaving four in the midddle. Can't really see how many leaves each has, but don't think they there yet.

 

What are the chances of frost where you at. All you need with them outdoors is a rouge cold night and you get to start over from the beginning.

Hi Kaeos,

Thanks for the advise I'll sacrifice the produce in the morning!.

 

I'd say an almost zero chance of frost, lowest it gets here is 7-10' C



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:19 PM

  Very nicely done so far, and good luck to you and your plants!

  If the plants keep looking healthy and there's no chance of them freezing, I'd say you may not even have to take off the flowers and fruit to get decent leaf growth over the winter; maybe give them some extra food and minerals and just treat the winter as an extended growing season?  I've had habaneros produce fruit straight through the winter before (and it fluctuates from summer-warm to slightly below freezing here - I do take off the fruit before freezes, or if fruit don't ripen and the plant starts looking ill); on the other hand, my plants are much scruffier than yours, so maybe removing fruit is better!  (I'm also too lazy to prune anything but dead branches and leftover fruit stems off of my plants; my young plants tend to lose leaves when bugs attack them.  Er.  Maybe don't follow my advice, then, but failing to prune chiles in above-freezing weather certainly won't hurt them, so I recommend erring on the side of leaving the leaves alone.)


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:01 AM

Update: 

They seem to be growing a bit slow, I might be a bit impatient... Any tips on improving things?

--Soil is basic potting mix. Added some "dynamic lifter" initially

--Using a liquid tomato fertilizer fortnightly and watering every 1-3 days (once whole finger depth is dry)

 

on to the photos:

 

my sad looking jalapeno (few new leaves starting to grow... 20 days since i pruned)

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My better looking jalapeno starting to get some new leaves...

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And another chilli plant i rescued/repotted after ignoring for 4 months:

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Any tips to encourage growth? I think I'll buy some epsom salts tomorrow as they seem popular

 

Thanks team!

 

 

 



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:31 AM

Welcome

 

Not too bad for winter!

 

Best advise for growth , patience .

 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:24 AM

Update:

Plants are coming along. Some more nicely than others. My old jalapenos appear to be on their last legs..

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But I got slugs!!!!! Any tips on how to kill / avoid????!?

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:42 AM

Going into year 2 (10/10/18)

 

Trying germination for the first time: 

 

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Reaper, Lemon drop, white fatalii and scotch bonnet. (not pictured also trying the papertowel/ziplock bag method...don't have a warmer though so they just sitting in a cupboard)

 

 

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On the left either my Trinidad yellow or chocolate habanero (overwintered from last year, best producer) Can see the first pod of the year already!!!!

On the right a new Trinidad red from bunnings.

 

 

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On  the left red cayenne (overwintered from last year / recently topped / re-planted)

In the middle either my Trinidad yellow or chocolate habanero (overwintered from last year, best producer)

On the right, my ghost overwintered from last year which appears to be on its last legs. Recently repotted.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find perlite like substance in my area so soil in the containers is just a mix of potting soil and compost from bunnings... Excited for the summer ahead!

 

 



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Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:33 PM

2 week update.

 

Only the lemon drops have sprouted. Not really sure what to do with them now.

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The scorpions are coming along quite nicely (yellow on left, red on right)

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My Red cayenne (on the left) is doing tremendously since I transferred it to the bigger canvas bag. 

The chocolate habanero in the middle is going bananas.. So much growth on the bottom though, I wonder if I should prune it back.

The old ghost very slowly starting to rebound.

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First pods:

2x trinidad yellow scorpion

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And my chocolate hab's; always look gorgeous.

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:50 PM

Looking good Serevei. Keep up the good work and I'm sure the Lemon Drops will find a good home as soon as they are a bit bigger

 


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:33 PM

A week and a bit later things are looking good.

 

The lemon drops coming on nice

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Red cayenne doesn't have any flowers yet but is getting some serious size

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Chocolate habanero pre watering.. Looks like its gonna be super productive this year already 15 pods forming!

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The new Red scorpion has done well

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First ripening pod on my yellow scorpion!

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