Is this a chilli plant or am I nurturing weeds. I planted chillies last year but thought they died. Then I find this..

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    You also seem to be nurturing moss, which might indicate a more general problem with your growing conditions than a dead chilli.
    – alephzero
    Apr 16, 2019 at 15:15

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Well, it sure looks healthy and happy - but I’m afraid that is not a chili plant. If I had to do an id, I’d say a willowherb (Epilobium sp.). While also used for medicinal purposes, most gardeners will probably classify them as weeds1, especially as they are so resilient and happy to pioneer any unoccupied space, even if it’s just a spare flower pot.

1 Gardener’s definition of weed: “Plant growing in a spot where it’s not wanted”.

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