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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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Chillis In Canberra
Mysteryman 5:36 pm 25 Oct 11

Have you tried Magnet Mart? That’s where I got mine last year. They had a couple of kinds. I managed to get some ball chilis that grew in all sorts of beautiful colours (purple, orange, green, red, yellow), as well as some Habaneros. They were hot.

rbw 5:08 pm 25 Oct 11

Got mine last year from Yarallumla nursery. They had heaps

Lazy I 3:56 pm 25 Oct 11

golden_youth said :

red_dog said :

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

Yeah I already have, thet were the first lot to fail.

Thanks for all the suggestions, will have a look around!

Damn.. I hope you never have kids! 😀

MattT 3:41 pm 25 Oct 11

Southside Farmers Markets, Woden CIT, Sunday. Look for the bloke with the plants in the courtyard near the sausage sizzle stall. He has well-established habaneros and jalapenos for $2 a pot. I got bumper crops of both the first year I brought plants from him, less so in the second year although that was true of tomatoes and capsicums as well. A couple of other market sellers also frequently have chilli seedlings.

golden_youth 3:13 pm 25 Oct 11

red_dog said :

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

Yeah I already have, thet were the first lot to fail.

Thanks for all the suggestions, will have a look around!

red_dog 2:57 pm 25 Oct 11

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

Kayellar 1:42 pm 25 Oct 11

You can get established ones for only a few dollars from one of the plant stalls at the bus depot markets

blabla 12:31 pm 25 Oct 11

Try http://www.sgtpepper.com.au. He is based in Belconnen.

b2 12:31 pm 25 Oct 11

Still a bit early for advanced stuff, but why not support a local nursery rather than Bunnings (wesfarmers) or Magnet Mart (woolworths). I saw some at The Garden and Yarralumla Nursery on the weekend.

Gungahlin Al 12:21 pm 25 Oct 11

Magnet Mart Gungahlin has some seedlings.

golden_youth 12:16 pm 25 Oct 11

Yeah! I have some seedlings and they sprouted, after 5 days they were looking great and then out of nowhere they were drooped and brown! So I thought that having an established plant will give me a generous head start.

Hockey – No I don’t play, but am a fan of ice hockey!

chewy14 12:07 pm 25 Oct 11

Yeah I was at Bunnings last week and they had some jalapeno’s and habanero seedlings.

Classified 11:50 am 25 Oct 11

I’m currently trying to nurse last year’s plant back to health from its Near Death Experience, but it’s slow going. I left it outside for all of September while I was away overseas, figuring that it would die inside from lack of water anyway. It’s alive, but only just.

2.0 11:33 am 25 Oct 11

I always get my chilli seedlings from Bunnings, they had some there last week

Disposable 11:32 am 25 Oct 11

It’s a bit early yet. My seeds only came up 2 weeks ago.

Bunnings will have hundreds of them soon.

Off topic, do you play hockey?

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