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Growing Chilli peppers, also Hot peppers

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18 Feb 19 Geoff Baker (Australia - temperate climate)
Do chilli plants need plenty of water? My bushes look healthy but the leaves and flowers keep falling off. Thanks
19 Feb 19 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Depends on the soil type. Small plants need small waterings regularly - each day in summer especially. Larger plants need a bigger watering less often - each 2-3 days. Pushing your finger in the soil will tell you if the soil is dry or wet.
19 Feb 19 Carmen J. (Australia - temperate climate)
Your peppers and chillies will do better with some shade cloth on top, not more than 50% shade, they are stress with the heat and they start to drop leaves and flowers.

Depends on the soil type. Small plants need small waterings regularly - each day in summer especially. Larger plants need a bigger watering less often - each 2-3 days. Pushing your finger in the soil will tell you if the soil is dry or wet.

- Mike

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