Sown indoors: 9th January 2014
First Seedling: 22nd January 2014
Germination: 13 – 14 days
Germination ratio: 10/10 seeds sown
I have grown this variety for several years but this year I am trying to grow successful and productive bushes from seed saved from last years crop.
At not quite 3 weeks old, the seedlings are doing well and are developing their first true leaves:
17th February: at 4 weeks old this little seedling has now been moved into a larger pot and is doing well. In my experience, at this stage chillies seem to almost stop growing and it feels like forever before you notice any significant growth.
15th March: 7 weeks old:
7th April: At 10.5 weeks old, these young plants are finally starting to grow at a steady pace.
17th May: As with the tomatoes it became apparent that there was something amiss with the compost I sued to pot these seedlings on and growth stopped. So I repotted them into All Purpose Compost and it has taken some time for them to recover but they are now starting to put on growth again.
7th June: All the chillis were given a feed a week ago and it has really helped to perk them up.
6th July: One month later and yes, these are the same plants.
20th August: We have chillies! Lots and lots of chillies!
7th September: Still no sign of red but lots of light green/yellow chillies.