Q: Dear Dave,
I am an amateur 30 year old chile head. It is May 24 and I have several varieties of chiles growing indoors because of the windy dustbowl part of Albuquerque that I live in. My question is about my tabasco plants. I have 3 that are growing in a pot about 14" by 16" deep with a mixture of peat moss and Miracle Grow potting soil. I keep it moist but not real wet. The tallest plant is about 16" tall, but I have no sign of flowering not to mention fruit. All the leaves are healthy green, but I don’t know what to do next. I said before, I am afraid to plant them outside in the wind and dust. It does sit in a south facing, large window, so it does get plenty of good light. Am I being impatient? Should I get a bigger pot? HELP, I want my Tabascos!! Thanks,
A: Hello Chris:
It is still early for flowering and fruit. Your plants probably need more light. The wind and dust won’t hurt the plants, so gradually place them outside for increasing periods of time. You should transplant the plants into larger pots as well.