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Chillis In Canberra

By golden_youth 25 October 2011 23

Now that its warming up I am looking to acquire some chilli plants to grow on my balcony. The problem is I can’t find any established plants or even seedlings.

I phoned a couple of the southside nurseries with no luck, and have looked online but don’t like the idea of shipping plants. So I am turning to the RiotAct for help!

Anyone have any Chilli plants I could take off their hands, or any leads to where to get some? I am after the plant itself, not seeds, and don’t really care what type they are. Even more so, should I bother attempting to grow them in our climate?

Thank you!!

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Watson 1:11 pm 07 Nov 11

Watson said :

EvanJames said :

red_dog said :

You could always find a chilli you liked, save a few seeds and plant your own?

Growing chillis from seed in Canberra is a frustrating business. You need your seed bed pretty warm to get them to germinate, and you need warmth to keep them growing. Those heated seed raising beds will work. I know people who do it but the amount of heat you need is considerable.

OTT, but does that only apply to chillis or to other stuff too? I germinated tomato seeds in punnets and they were going fine until, well until they started looking very sick really. My self-seeded ones in the garden are still going great guns though, so I suppose that indicates it’s little to do with temperature?

And that wasn’t really OTT, but it was OT.

Watson 1:01 pm 07 Nov 11

EvanJames said :

red_dog said :

You could always find a chilli you liked, save a few seeds and plant your own?

Growing chillis from seed in Canberra is a frustrating business. You need your seed bed pretty warm to get them to germinate, and you need warmth to keep them growing. Those heated seed raising beds will work. I know people who do it but the amount of heat you need is considerable.

OTT, but does that only apply to chillis or to other stuff too? I germinated tomato seeds in punnets and they were going fine until, well until they started looking very sick really. My self-seeded ones in the garden are still going great guns though, so I suppose that indicates it’s little to do with temperature?

puggy 12:41 pm 07 Nov 11

EvanJames said :

Growing chillis from seed in Canberra is a frustrating business. You need your seed bed pretty warm to get them to germinate, and you need warmth to keep them growing. Those heated seed raising beds will work. I know people who do it but the amount of heat you need is considerable.

So you’re saying that if I accidentally mixed up my chilli and capsicum seeds, the ones that have actually sprouted are probably capsicum?

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