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Chilli-head



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 12:27 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Or aphids. Soft soap spray should sort them out.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you.

What are thrips, Slim?

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:


What are thrips, Slim?


Little B@$t@rd$ is what they are.

They're tiny insects that can get into the growth point and damage nascent leaves, which can give that stunted look after they've emerged
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/T/I-TS-THRI-CD.030.html

When they feed on older leaves the damage is speckled yellow spots where they've killed/damaged cells and speckled black spots (frass).

They can be very difficult to see, but they're long and narrow. There are quite a few different species, but you can get an idea of what they look like by image googling "thrips".

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think it's aphids

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 17 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

aphids and thrips aren't mutually exclusive. Could be both.

I've never seen aphid distort new growth in quite the same way that thrips do

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 17 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks all, I've given them a spray with some Fairy and warm water.

Slim, they sound quite nasty.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 17 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i am down to one chilli after the rain as the runt drowned oops.

perhaps my (last) one is not seen as fit to eat by the lurking vermin.

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 17 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could I ask another chilli question please? My few seedlings are still only about 6 inches high - do I need to take the tops out at all? Ta!

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 17 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have two spare plants if you want them.

No need to pick the tops of.

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 17 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some people like to pinch the central leader to make the plants bush. I've never bothered with that, and feel like my plants get bushy on their own.

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 17 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks GG but I'd hate to deprive Barrie of ANY of his chillies I won't pinch them out, will just speak kindly to them.

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 17 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have 10 others in the polytunnel! These are spares, clogging up the landing windowsill.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 17 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Does anyone know what these chillies might be please? They were sold to me as Carolina Reapers but they are nothing like the pictures on the internet and the heat, well let's just say it leaves a lot to be desired. The fruit itself is about 4 inches long. Thanks.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 17 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Those look a bit like 'Serrano' to me, or possibly 'Anaheim' (if my sense of scale is off)

But of course there are tons of similar looking varieties

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 17 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've grown several that look very similar, hard to tell

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