Keep your chilli plants over winter
I’ve been getting asked what to do with chilli plants now that the weather has turned wintery
If you want to keep your plants alive over winter, then it is really easy and can be done in a few steps..
- Take any chillis that are still on the plant, if they haven’t ripened put them on a bright windowsill
- Cut the plant back so that all you have left is about 12-15cm of the main stem.
- Wrap the pot in bubblewrap to help insulate it and then place in a warmish but light place, If you have a greenhouse they will be fine in there otherwise a windowsill, conservatory or near some patio doors would be fine.
- Now leave alone until it starts to show signs of life in February/March
Just remember not to water the plant, if you do you may rot the roots.
I will upload some pictures later as soon as I have cut my two plants back.
In the mean time if you have any questions please let me know!