"Stephen, I bought some NuMex Heritage Big Jim chilli seeds from you at Victoriana and have 4 plants at the moment. Do you think these will do OK indoors overwinter? They haven't flowered yet, but I'm hoping I'll still get…"
"I have successfully grown 11 Hungarian Hot Wax plants from seed this year, which are all ripening up nicely on the kitchen windowsill at the moment. I intend to overwinter these at home this year, which I am not worried about. However, for the 2012…"
"I thought I'd update this a bit from the reading and small experiment I've been doing, in case anyone else is looking for a winter veg project.
1) Is it organic? There is no 'organic' certification for hydroponic growing, so…"
"Stephen. Thanks for your comment. If I understand you correctly the plant either IS a Scotch Bonnet OR an inadvertent cross at the supplier stage. SBs have a distinct flavour, though, quite different from the Bhut. Would a cross also be a cross of…"
"I have several Bhuts covered in insanely hot peppers and, amongst others, a solitary Scotch Bonnet. For some time I thought that the fruits on one of the Bhuts looked more like Scotch Bonnets, to the point that I started to doubt my memory thinking,…"
"Last year I overwintered Gelbe Kirschen and Alberto's Locoto (both from Read Seeds).
Alberto's Locoto was specifically mentioned as plant that could be overwintered. It didn't fruit the first year but is very impressive in it's…"
"i overwintered a chili plant last winter, by accident. i never got round to planting it out coz it was the smaller of my 2 plants. this meant it just stayed in its smalll pot. i felt sorry for it outside so i brought it in an popped it on my…"
"Aphids are usually the big problem. If you're lucky enough not to get an infestation, they'll probably make it through the winter fine. If they get aphids, you'll probably have to choose between chemical control or discarding the…"
"Over-wintering chillies is always a bit hit and miss. The essentials are a minimum temperature of 55° - 60°f (13° - 18° C), as much light as possible and as dry an atmosphere as possible - but just keeping the compost moist.
"I was going to try over wintering this year, as I've heard it gives the plants a massive head start next year and earlier fruits. I am going to hedge my bets and have brought two into the kitchen and put them on the windowsill with the Basil…"
"I'm thinking of giving this a try. I'm a bit of a techno person, so I quite like the idea of that side of it. And although at first it seemed antithetical to the idea of growing naturally, when I thought about it I thought that if I had…"
Thanks Ian I have no idea what variety they are, picked up from our village plant sale as a tiny plant and it's just gone mad in the greenhouse. Longer paler fruits than the traditional eggplant, maybe an Italian variety?