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Chilli growing slowly

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FlatFarmer
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Chilli growing slowly

Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:09 am

I started some chillis from seeds a few months ago. Almost all of them are doing fine but not chilli Red Tip. I did sow 7 seeds but only one germinated. The one plant that i got is now growing really slow. The other plants is about 10-15 cm tall by now but this one is really small. What do you think is wrong and can i do anything to fix it? This is a picture of the tiny plant.
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LittleChili
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:29 am

There can be several reasons of why Chilli Seedlings stop growing. It's hard to tell from the picture exactly what could be the reason, but I can give you some ideas:
  • If you recently repotted them the tiny roots might have been slightly damaged. If this is the case, just leave them alone for a few days and be patient ant they might catch up.
  • You might have been overwatering the plant. That can also cause damage to the roots. If you think this is the case, let them dry up a little bit.
  • Temperature might be a third reason. If you keep it close to a Window, it might be to cold. Chilli seedlings need to be in a warm spot until they are a little bigger. Try to keep this little plant at 23 degrees Celsius or more (23-28 is ideal). If you don't have a heating mat you can place it close to a radiator or use a spotlight. 
  • If none of the above, give it a mild nutrient mix the next time you are watering it and see if that kicks it of. :-)
Good luck and let us know how it works out! 
FlatFarmer
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:18 pm

thank you. i think it has been growing a little stronger. It's still tiny but it's growing. i've moved it to a warmer window. the weather has also been warmer with more sun so maybe it helps.
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FlatFarmer
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:05 pm

tiny red tip chilli is catching up. :-)
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FlatFarmer
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Sun May 29, 2016 7:10 pm

Updating to let you know that red tip chilli is growing again and looks happy.
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FlatFarmer
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:45 pm

I thought that you might want to se how this Red Tip chilli plant (that did not want to grow in the beginning) look like now.. :-D
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Ava R.
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:56 am

Very nice! :) I hope mine turn out great like yours did
LittleChili
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Re: Chilli growing slowly

Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:44 pm

Very well done! Always inspiring to see a plant recover like that!
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