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By Jvt

Warwickshire, United Kingdom Gb

Over wintering chilli plants

HI all, hope you're well. I have cut back a couple of chilli plants which I've left in their pots to try and overwinter.
The one pictured on the right brought indoors today and the one on the left has been indoors now for about a month and did look like the other one once I'd hacked it.

My question is as it's put on some growth since I've cut it back, should I cut it back more or just leave it?

I hope that makes some sense

Thanks, John




just leave it but they need good quality light to keep them happy. watch out for whitefly etc indoors.

17 Nov, 2013


Personally, I wouldn't overwinter chilli plants as they are so easy to grow from seed and not worth the bother of looking after them. Around February, and to give them a good start, I plant some seeds from shop bought chillies, put them into the conservatory and plant them out after the frost.

17 Nov, 2013


I agree with M - not worth the bother - I keep the seed from last years crop (one chilli gives you plenty of seed )
then plant them in greenhouse about about Jan under heat - If not sow them indoors ( if you like hot chilli try (Thai Dragon) - Ken

18 Nov, 2013

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