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Moving Established Chili Plants

Posted by marymcp 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 10, 09 at 8:15

I would like to relocate four chili plants that have been in the ground and producing bountifully for 3 years. I recently harvested all the peppers and have pruned them back to trunk nubs. Will I kill them if I move them? Is now a good time?

Thanks for any help.

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RE: Moving Established Chili Plants

Do what is called "Root Pruning" this fall,and move them next spring.

This link if for tomatoes, but the technique is the same.

RE: Moving Established Chili Plants

Excellent! Thanks Lazy.

RE: Moving Established Chili Plants

I don't mean to change the subject, but how on earth have you kept chili plants alive that long? I always lose them in the winter.

RE: Moving Established Chili Plants

Dunno.....they just keep on growin'....where are you terriz? I do mulch heavily in winter, straw and wood chips. The latter when I can get them.....hint hint to rtl....

LazyGardens, I tried the root pruning idea but the shovel would not penetrate the ground. I suppose I need to soak the area. Been so darn busy with work, gardening has taken a back seat.

I may just order some new chiltepin plants and start a fresh batch of jalepeno's seeds. The jalepeno plants I have are from Biker Billy seeds and some of the fruit really did get quite large although not the 2" long, 1" shoulder that was promised. No complaints though, they are excellent plants and have produced abundantly.

RE: Moving Established Chili Plants

Got it...They are under a foot and a half of snow right now. As soon as they thaw out I will bring some down to you.

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