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Old chillies v new chillies: how do you grow yours?

I've been attempting to overwinter chillies and work out whether it's worth it, or whether sowing afresh each year is best. Read the full article at

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Comment by Mark Willis on May 9, 2016 at 7:46

Over-Wintering chillis seem like hard work to me! I have done it a few times, but it always ends up as a massive battle between me and a million aphids. I'm thinking that maybe I'm going to stop doing it. On the other hand, a mature chilli plant does produce earlier (and probably more) fruit...

Comment by Nic Wilson on May 9, 2016 at 8:20
Yes, mine have already got flowers....and aphids!
Comment by Anne Sawhney on May 9, 2016 at 8:48

Oh dear! Aphids are the reason I stopped experimenting with overwintering chillis, but I thought that was just my inexperience.

Comment by Nic Wilson on May 9, 2016 at 12:51
No I think it's just what happens :-(

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