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Chilli (Capsicum annuum)   Edit Report inappropriate crop

Chillies are not an easy crop but are fun to grow provided you can approach the warm, humid conditions in which they grow naturally.

Likes and dislikes
Soil
Stonyok
Lightprefer
Loamyok
Heavydislike
pH6.0 - 6.5
Manure
Previous cropok
Previous autumnprefer
Before plantingok
Position
Full sunprefer
Partial shadedislike
Shadedislike
Exposure
Opendislike
Shelteredprefer

Seed

sow indoors sow indoors

Sow thinly, covering seed lightly in a heated propagator - 18-21°C.


prick out prick out

When large enough to handle, prick out into 8cm pots, maintaining 18-21°C. Harden off two weeks before planting out.


plant plant

Between plants: 45cm
Between rows: 60cm

Plant out when all risk of frost has passed.


harvest harvest

Pick fruits when green to encourage further fruiting. If you wait until they are red overall yield will be lower.


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Carrot fly prevention (Roys - 11:49 21/01/2015) Report inappropriate tip
As an alternative to onions plant marigolds around your carrots to ward off the carrot fly. They also attract bees. I have also planted marigolds in my greenhouse to help with whitefly on my chillies. Since using these in my greenhouse I have not had any yet my allotment neighbour had many on his. This year I am providing my neighbour with marigolds!
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