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mrmarkus1981
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Jalapeno Plant's

Any keen gardeners out there!
I planted Jalapeno plants a coupl of month back, they ar now in the greenhouse. How tall will they get before they flower and produce chillis
Getting bored of going to look and finding nothing?
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

You mean like this one - I started them off in January in a heated propagator
mrmarkus1981
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

OH MY
I had no idea they were goping to be this big!!!
Im going to need some bigger pots!
these are just your run of the mill Jalapeno plans rightHuh?
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

Yes - bog standard grown from seed
They are in 9" pots but the root growth is very sensitive to the type of compost.
I had very poor growth last year using Westland Multipurpose Compost so this year I am using J Arthur Bowers Multipurpose and the difference is quite remarkable.
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

Well that's what he tells the police Wink
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

Don't forget Jim's in Dorset and it's sub tropical down there. Smiley
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mrmarkus1981
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

To be honest oldjim, i am not much of a gardener.
But for the seeds (£1) and a bag of compost (£4) i just threw them together to see what i would get. Most of the are about 10-12 inches high so they cant be too bad!!!
Bit of a wait until there quite as spectacular as your though  Grin
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

More to the point (although I am eating my first early potatoes out of the garden) is that they were started in a large heated propagator (54" x 24" x 16" high) and then moved to a heated area of the greenhouse until about April then into the main greenhouse with an anti-frost heater.
One thing I did find last year is that with the very poor August (very little sun)  they didn't ripen until well into September and the one's outdoors hardly ripened at all.
mrmarkus1981
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

So basically i am going to be pretty dissappointed then.
Never mind i have another chilli plant which is producing red chillis just now, and my tomatoes are looking healthy!!
Good god i sound dull!
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

I'm saying nothing!
Last two plants my ex gave me both died Cheesy
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Not if you believe the Met Office forecast for this Summer  Crazy
mrmarkus1981
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

If they have been planted for 2 months and are 10-12 inches high, when do you think they will flower.....soon?
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It all depends on the growth pattern.
If they are in a small pot - perhaps quite soon providing you feed them with a reasonable fertilizer (a tomato fertilizer would be suitable) as the compost will have run out of nutrient by now,
They normally start flowering after it has started branching at the top.
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Re: Jalapeno Plant's

here's how i garden:  i take a bunch of seeds with me and a hiking stick with a spike on the end.  when i find a likely spot, i poke a hole in the ground, wiggle it a bit and drop in a seed or two.  then i go away and forget all about it.  the hardest work i do is picking the strawberries that are abundant this year (apart from the planting, that is).