Capsicum & Chillies

Growing Capsicum & Chillies

Capsicums/Chillies

Capsicums and Chillies Both have increased in popularity over recent years. Both are grown in a similar way to tomatoes,and both love the heat, so in cooler areas you migh want to grow them in a greenhouse.

Sowing:

Sow Spring through Summer - all year in warm tropical areas, direct where they are to grow, or in seed trays or Jiffy pellets.

Growing:

Transfer to final position when large enough to handle and after the risk of frost has passed. Stake and tie in plants as they grow. Water regularly and feed with a high potash liquid fertiliser once the fruit set. Mist the foliage regularly with tepid water to discourage red spider mite and to help flower set.

Varieties:

Capsicum: Californian Wonder, Giant Bell, Sweet Allsorts, Californian Wonder Organic
Chilli: Razzamatazz, Cayenne, Chilli Shake.