Q.I have grown 8 Rocoto Chilis from 10 seeds. It is covered in chilis, but it is too late for them to turn red now. Can
you eat them when green? Will they be better in the ground next summer instead of a large pot. Can someone also tell what could be attacking my elderflower Sambuca. Some of the leaves went dry and crispy then withered in the summer. What do I need to-do to stop this.
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I understand that chili peppers will ripen off the vine, but you also can eat them green. If you only have a few, set them on a sunny windowsill till they ripen. If you have more, put them in a paper bag with a tomato or apple. They will hasten the chili ripening. If they go soft, throw them out.
The browning leaves on your Sambuca could mean a number of different things. This can happen if there's been too much rain, too little rain, too much heat - something has put some stress on the plant. The worst case scenario would be anthracnose, which can be treated. Here's an article for you: