Saturday, 13 March 2010

Major repotting day!

It's been a month since my last update. Actually not much has happened in the pots. Well, that's not completely true. Of course - the chiles have grown quite a lot. So today I repotted some into the large pots.

Spring feels closer, but still distant. This is how it looked just a week ago. Carl is acting reference point for the snow and the bench.

Olho de pombo

Serranos make my mouth water, so I have six plants. Three in each pot. That's probably going to be a little too crowded. But they have to learn how to adjust :-)

Prik dae luang
This is a new one for me, and I'm happy that it's looking very strong and healthy!

Patrik's chinense
This is a small plant, but they all had huge roots. So I repotted them today. I think it's actually a tiny tiny flowerbud on the right plant on the picture. (The light green thing in the middle.)

Rocoto manzano grande (red)
This is not very uncommon. Two plants in one pot. One plant grows really big, and the other stays small. But I keep them together, and will probably repot them in an even bigger pot later on. I'm hoping for some good manzanos this year!

I have also repotted my Peru Yellow(s) and my cheiro from Recife. They are still quite small, but looking fine. I'm also waiting for some other tiny ones to start growing, but maybe they just are not going to make it. We'll see.

Hot regards,


  1. Great Mats, do you allways do the second repot so early. I most often wait until late april or even dont repot them before the big pots outside. This sounds great I must do some repotting now!

  2. I always check the roots before repotting. If they have grown so big so they "look out" through the bottom holes, I usually repot them.

    And another thing I usually consider, is that they should have some time to develop strong roots before moving outside. Right or wrong, I don't know. But it has worked fine for me. So go ahead and do some repotting :-)