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When you talk to a passionate chilli grower they all have their own secrets they’ve developed over the years to ensure the biggest and best fruit. Chillies are very adaptable, tolerating high temperatures with ease. It’s time to get the seedlings established before the heat sets in for the season. Chillies require a long growing season and regular watering to ensure flowers do not drop through water stress. With a bit of luck plants will continue to grow for many years, often producing fruit out of season. Thriving in hot weather, chillies prefer at least 6 hours of sun per day and a slightly acidic soil to fruit at their best. Fortnightly applications of PowerFeed for Flowers, Fruit and Citrus (50mL per 9 litres of water, every 1 -2 weeks) will ensure abundant flowers and tasty fruit.

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