Boost your chilli plants production

Provide your chilli plants a kick start before spring time arrives!

 

So, this year I have decided to take better care of my plants, specially my chili plants! I wanted these plants to have a strong start before spring time arrives so I could get better chillies.

It has been a cold and windy month of February with temperatures ranking low temperatures here in Los Angeles County in California.

After some thinking I know I needed to provide some extra protection to my chili plants, I had trimmed them in the late fall so my plant consists of the main stem and cut branches. This is the method of winterize plants, this will work with other plants as good as it works for chilly plants.

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Probably the best thing to your plants in winter time is to protect them by providing them ideal growing conditions, I’ve trimmed my chili plants enough for me to place recycled plastic bottles on them as a temporarily greenhouse, this way the temperature inside these containers is higher than the temperatures outside of it.

help chilli plants production

I have recorded the temperatures inside these containers vs the temperatures outside, have in mind that temperatures were taken when the sun was out, clouds, humidity or other weather conditions might affect the results.

As you can see on this temperatures graphic I made, the green house provided extra heat to my chilli plants. Here are my results I took at a day we reached 70 ºF max.:

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Checking on temperatures inside a greenhouse is crutial in order to keep track how much heat plants are receiving, you also don't want to toast your plants in the middle of the summer blast!

My chili plants is already showing signs of flowering, it is already growing buds just after 3 weeks of them being in their individual bottle greenhouses.

What I really liked from this method is that I am not expending a cent by using recyclables bottles and anybody can do it. When these plants reach a larger size then I'll put them inside a greenhouse for spring time.

help chilli plants production

What I really liked from this method is that I am not expending a cent by using recyclables bottles and anybody can do it. When these plants reach a larger size then I'll put them inside a greenhouse for spring time.

I have already bought this greenhouse from amazon, I will be putting my chili plants once they get bigger. Here are my amazon affiliate links for the greenhouse i'll be using and the outdoor thermometer I am using in case you will want to provide a boost to your plants this year.

I am confident that the help from this improvised greenhouse will give a kick start for my plants this year. I invite you to go ahead and save your plastic bottles and provide a little help for your plants this season. Let me know if you have any question or concern in the comments box.

On this post I'll share what I do to help my chilli plants to produce better and more chillies. This method will boost an early production of chillies this year

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