As I mentioned a in a previous post one tray of my pepper seedlings got scorched last week after i left the propagator lid on while they were on a sunny windowsill one hot day.
As you can see in the photo below all but two of the seedlings got completely frazzled. Anyway i never got round to composting the tray and one week on and I’m amazed that these two Super Chilli F1’s are still alive and kicking. Both seedling had their seed leaves burnt completely burnt off.
The one on the right looks as if it is about to throw out some new leaves so I decided to make up for my negligence and take good care of these two.
At the weekend I re-potted them both into small 3 inch pots and will give them pride of place under the grow lights at night and in the chilli house by day to see if they manage to keep growing and get back on track. (Check out our potting on guide.)
This just goes to show that chilli plants are remarkably tough plants and will take a fair bit of abuse. It is a bit of a mystery why so many people assume they must be very tough to grow, especially here in the UK’s mild climate. I’ve found them to be remarkably resilient over the years and seem to be able to adapt to some pretty tough conditions.