Chilli Plant Cultural Guide
Maintain a Minimum temperature of 15 to 20 Degress C
All our Chilli plants have been grown indoors in a greenhouse, so are not use to the cold outdoors during early spring.
Chilli plants like heat, but they hate big pots ! To get the best from your chilli plants, DO NOT pot up into a large pot, take it in stages. It will take more time and effort, but reward you with a better plant, and a better plant means more chillis to eat !
Your first pot to accommodate your plug plant needs to be around 6cm to 7cm, and they are cheap from low cost £1 stores, etc, using a good quality compost that has been riddled to remove large bits. To this add some sharp sand or perlite, etc at the ratio of 80% - 20% Compost – Sand, and water. This helps drainage and good root
Once potted, water once then do not water again until the compost has dried out. On subsequent waterings, make sure the compost dries out again before watering. This encourages good root growth and stops the plant dying from overwatering.
Place the pot (Pots) in a warm environment, like a greenhouse, windowsill, conservatory, etc that gets plenty of sunlight. Do not expose chilli plants to low night temperatures or frost.
If your planning to plant outdoors you need to get your plants use to a colder environment, so keep them in pots, leave outdoors during the day, and bring them in during the night, for about a week or so.
Feed once a week, then twice a week once the plant has fruit, using a good tomato liquid feed, or similar balanced feed. Enjoy !