How fast does chilli plant grow?
Your chillies are ready to harvest in 80 to 90 days. You can harvest green chillies once they have grown completely. Chillies used for drying are harvested at full ripe-stage which can be turned into chilli powder.
Do chilli plants need sun or shade?
You do need a warm, sheltered spot – inside or outside – with at least six hours sun to grow chillies with any reliable success (they will be reluctant to fruit without). But with the right conditions, chillies can do brilliantly in containers.
When should I pick my chili peppers?
When to Harvest Chilli Peppers for Drying
You don’t need to wait until your chillies turn colour before you pick them. The fruits can be picked as soon as the seeds inside have matured, when they will have turned from small and white to full-sized and beige.
Do chilli plants need lots of water?
A: Chilli plants enjoy a good watering followed by a period without water – until the compost is almost dry. Select a compost with good drainage to help keep air in the soil and try to avoid the pot standing in water. … Avoid the plant sitting in water for long periods of time as this will damage the lower roots.
Should I pinch out chilli plants?
Pinch out the shoot tips when plants are about 30cm (1ft) tall to encourage lots of branches, which should give you more fruit. By late May, move each plant into its final 22cm (9in) pot or plant three in a standard growing bag.