Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

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Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Post: #214195 MonsieurBOZ
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:08 am

Hi there,
We bought a capsicum and a chilli plant in the summer this year, and got crops to the value of about half the cost of buying them. Hey-Ho!
Now though, they are going mental, with buds all over, but I can't help noticing that the weather is not getting any warmer (even in France) and if I leave them out then the frost will no doubt kill them within a few weeks.
The question is: If I bring them in then will they continue to grow and produce fruit, or even survive the winter?
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Re: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Post: #214207 gregorach
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:31 am

They're perennial shrubs in their native habitat, so as long as you can keep them going through the winter, they'll be fine - and you should get a lot more off them next year. Not sure that I'd let them keep trying to fruit through the winter though...
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Re: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Post: #214562 Peggy Sue
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:55 pm

Last year I grew a few plants and got a novilty amount of crop, then 'overwintered' a few plants inside. This year I have a greenhouse :iconbiggrin: so I grew quite a few plants to get myself enough to be worth it and also put my overwintered one surviving plant. Think my house may be a bit cold for the overwintering.

Interstingly my new seedlings really thrived producing loads and loads of chillis and peppers (I've had to freeze bagloads) but the overwintered one just never picked up.

For me I shan't bother trying to bring them in this year, and perhaps I need to grow a few less plants with the greenhouse benefit :lol:
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Re: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Post: #214574 gregorach
Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:36 pm

Mine did very poorly in the greenhouse this year... Stupid B&Q peat free "grow bags" - nothing grew in them. Just didn't root down... Anyway, I've got one wee "Purple" sitting on the window sill at home, we'll see how it fairs next year.
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Re: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Post: #214989 dave45
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:34 pm

My pepper plants (grown from seed in feb/mar) did very little for 6 months and those that have survived have flourished since september and "gone mental" too... looking very healthy in the greenhouse, with full-grown peppers, flowers and babies...

So should I leave the plant as is overwinter, pick the fruit and flowers off or what?


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