3 Super Plugs
Our patio range will allow any gardener to 'Grow Your Own', with bumper harvests no matter how small your garden or patio. Produces a small (50-60cm) bushy plant which needs no training. Small (6 x 6cm) sweet bell peppers which ripen from green to red. Eat fresh, but fruit stand up to grilling and stuffing. 'Easy-out' stem and seeds, simply push down or cut around the cap to release the seed cavity for quick and easy cleaning. Best suited to container growing. May need a small cane for support as all the fruit ripen.
Being snackable sized peppers, this plant will certainly boost the colour in your lunch box! From a compact, bushy plant that will look amazing placed anywhere in your garden, especially on a sun-soaked balcony."
As the plant grows and develops it will need transferring into a larger pot (as per label) to ensure the roots have plenty of room to grow. When planting in its new pot or outdoors, ensure that the point at which the graft was made (where there is a ‘bump’ on the stem) is above the compost/soil as otherwise, the variety will root itself, spoiling the advantage of growing on a super-strong rootstock.
Once your plant reaches around 40cm in height, you can transfer it to its final growing place; a greenhouse or a nice sunny position either in a pot on your patio or a space directly in your garden. Be careful to only leave your plant outside once any danger of frost has passed.
As your plant develops the leaves will act as ‘solar panels’, soaking up the daylight and creating lots of sugary loveliness and healthy minerals which will eventually end up in your peppers and chillies. Each leaf should have plenty of room to bask in the sun and should be supported off the ground.
If a leaf is in shade it will produce less plant sugars and stay slightly damp, which means it will be more susceptible to disease and produce less and smaller fruit. As the plants begin to fruit, remove some of the lower leaves to allow the light to reach ripening fruit by simply using some secateurs to remove any low hanging or overcrowding leaves.
Peppers and chillies require very little trimming. Initially, the procedure of removing leaves should be kept to the lower part of the plant. As the plants begin to fruit, gradually remove more leaves to allow the light to reach the ripening fruit.
Harvest when green or red depending on the taste you would like to achieve. Chillies become hotter and sweet peppers sweeter as the red colour increases. Simply take some secateurs and cut just above the green stem leaving approx. 2.5cm (1″) at the top. For the best flavour, tomatoes should be stored at room temperature; however, they can also be stored in the refrigerator. Chillies and peppers are an essential ingredient in stir-fries, Thai meals and many more.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
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