Chilli

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Full sun. Well drained soil.

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Sow depth

5mm

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Space between seeds / seedlings

45-80cm

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Row space

60-90cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

50-100cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

1cm

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Best practice

Transplant

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Germination (days)

8-20

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Maturity (days)

>120

How to Grow

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From seed

Sow seeds in seed tray, cover with soil, water in.

Or plant straight in the ground.

Transplant when seeds are 5cm high.

Feed weekly.

Mulch to retain moisture.

From seedling

When seedlings are 5cm high, plant in fertile soil, and follow planting and spacing guidelines.

In a pot

Choose a pot at least 200mm-300mm wide.

Position in a sunny spot.

Fill pot with potting mix, sow seeds directly, or transplant from eed raising mix filled and seeded tray when seedlings are 5cm high.

Ready to harvest

Harvest when chilli is full-formed, harvest young for sweeter taste.

For hotter taste, harvest when fully ripe.

Pick often to encourage more flowering and fruiting.

Collect seed

Make sure the chilli is fully ripe before picking.

Using a sharp knife cut the pod in half exposing the seeds.

Scrape the seeds away from the flesh taking care not to damage the seeds.

Dry the seeds in a dark, well-ventilated space.

The seeds are ready to be stored once they no longer bend, store in an airtight container in a cool dark place until needed.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

September , October , November

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Zone 2 - Temperate

July , August , September , October , November , December

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

January , February , March , July , August , September , October , November , December

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Prune plants right back before the chance of frost in the winter.

But leave a few leaves on each branch so the plant can continue to grow.

Mulch well to protect from the cold.
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Make sure to water your potted chillies often, as pots dry out quickly

Pests & Problems


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