Lighting time for winter storage of chiliplantor!

I get many questions about the lighting time for winter storage so here is a small guide.




Lighting time for winter storage depends on what temperature you have when you keep their chiliplantor. At a lower temperature is chiliplantorna with a shorter backlight time. At room temperature 20 – 25 degrees rests not chiliplantorna at all and need a lighting of at least 12 – 16 hours/day. Keep to their plants at a temperature of 15 – 18 degrees so vilar chiliplantan, more or less, and then may be sufficient 8 – 10 hours of lighting/day. The prerequisite is of course that you have the right lighting source for plants.

It is difficult to set the lighting time exactly but you get yourself learn by looking at their plants. From light deficiency, we will plant yellow leaves, green leaves can fall off, but it can also be caused by uneven watering or too much water. So it is important to water right. At a lower temperature so water it sparingly 1 till 2 times. was 14 day. At room temperature the plants require more water so when you get water more often and give them some TLC from time to time.

Darkness needed, the plants must rest !

chiliplantor need a cycle containing both activity and rest. Periods of activity is when the plant is exposed to light (Photo periods) och viloperioder är när växten är i mörker och inte utför fotosyntes. De mörka perioderna är lika viktiga som de ljusa perioderna. Längden av mörker påverkar direkt tillväxt, blomning m.m.

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4 Responses to Lighting time for winter storage of chiliplantor!

  1. stephen dunkley says:

    hi there what type of fluorescent bulb do you use eg-t12/ t8 /t5.
    and would t8 bulbs grow the chilli and flower and fruit also?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! I use both T8 and T5 fluorescent bulb, colour code 4000k and 6500k. It’s fine to use T8 for flower and fruit. Philips TLD 840 4000k is one of the better fluorescent tubes for growing chili.

  2. stephen dunkley says:

    hi thanks I’m full of questions lol . I’m new to growing and don’t know much about it but when is the best time to sow hot chillies indoors for the following spring and would fluorescent’s be enough to keep them growing until then also?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Yes it’s OK to grow chiles under fluorescent lighting. Distance from chili plants for lighting 20 cm.,increase the distance of 50 – 70 cm when chili plants get bigger. At the end of June it is possible to grow chili plants outdoors if the temperature permits.

      Start The hot chilli varieties (capsicum chinense) in december, and the other varieties (Capsicum annuum, Capsicum bactuum) in January-mars.

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