Posted by Debbie Dexter

Usually at this time of year as the peppers begin to grow the little flower ‘skirts’ begin to go brown & dry, they normally split as the pepper gets bigger and fall off easily.

However the lower temperatures in the greenhouse & outside this year may mean the flowers are a bit damp and so they are more prone to grey mould. This can spread to the chillies so we like to give them a helping hand by gently easing off the damp flowers from the peppers so they can grow away more easily & the risk of grey mould is greatly reduced.

Don’t forget that pests & diseases can spread easily & quickly if plants are too crowded so give them a bit of space for air to circulate and try not to get water on the foliage or peppers.