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bigemrg

Enthusiastic gardener interested in growing all types of flowers for enjoyment and photographic purposes! www.iangrainger.co.uk

Capsicum annuum 'Tokyo Hot'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I've had a devil of a job getting my seeds to germinate this year but at least I've got half a dozen of these #chilli seedlings to look forward to growing on! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀 #seedling #gyo

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godfreye

Good morning Ian you still will get lots of chillis 🤗

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bigemrg

@godfreye - Morning Enid! I hope so! 😀

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debs69

Morning Ian glad you got some to germinate 👍 mine have been living on the bedroom windowsill. Never had any success before 🤗. Enjoy your day

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juliesgarden

Morning Ian.. me too , I’ve had to do them twice ! Have a great day 👍

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bigemrg

@debs69 - Good morning Debra! They need plenty of heat to germinate and can be tricky to get going! I've never had so much trouble getting seeds to germinate as I have this year though! Enjoy your day too! 😀

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bigemrg

@juliesgarden - Good morning Julie! I had to do two packets too as I only had one seed germinate from the first packet! There was only eight seeds in the packet though! Six from sixteen is still a very poor return though! Have a good one too! 😀

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lesliecole49

I haven't done any peppers but I've had a devil of a time getting seeds to germinate too.

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bigemrg

@lesliecole49 - Yeah, it's been like that for me too! My new electric propagator has been a godsend for my most recent batch otherwise I'd be buying my plants from the GC this year! 😀

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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bigemrg

Finally got to do a bit of gardening this morning and decided to sow some seeds and pot up some bulbs, tubers and corms! This is how I'm trying my #chilli seeds this year! How do you like my #diy greenhouse? Should be perfect for windowsill germination! 😀

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bigemrg

Oh, they will eventually be suitable for #rednoseday 😀

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debs69

DIY greenhouse just the job Ian @bigemrg 👍 waiting for mine to germinate 😬

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kathy

Ideal spot looks like it has plenty of light

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bigemrg

@debs69 - Thanks Debra! Shouldn't take too long once they get up to temperature! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - Yes Kathy, it's a South facing windowsill in my office! 😀

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debs69

Morning Ian, how are your chilli seeds doing? @bigemrg 🤓 I planted mine a bit before you, nothing for days and then they started popping up. Looking a bit leggy 🤔 how soon do you need to pot them on? 😊

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bigemrg

@debs69 - Hi Debra! None of them are through yet! I usually pot mine on when they get their second set of leaves! Just plant them a little bit deeper if they are too leggy! 😀

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debs69

Thanks Ian @bigemrg will do that 👍 I am sure yours will appear soon, they do seem to take ages. I was getting a bit despondent, one variety I have wanted to grow for a couple of years Bishops Crown 👑

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bigemrg

@debs69 - Yes I'm a bit impatient too! They usually appear within 10-14 days so I've got plenty of time before I start to worry! Not seen that variety before but I'm sure they'll be delicious! 😀

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