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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

Zone LE3 2SJ | Anonymous added on October 5, 2020 | Answered

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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Answered on October 7, 2020

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:

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