All posts in "Growing 101"

Saving Pepper Seeds: How to Harvest Your Chillies

September 25, 2015

Saving pepper seeds lets you grow your favorite varieties each year. You’ll save money with your own seeds, and you can trade extra chili seeds with other people. Whether you want to harvest one pepper pod or many, you can choose a method that safely removes seeds from your chillies.


Used Potting Soil: Can You Reuse It for the Next Planting Season?

May 8, 2015

Below is a guest post written by Jane Blanchard at, a home design and remodeling website. Enjoy! Are you looking through last season’s potted plants and wondering if you can reuse the potting soil? Some gardeners opt to start fresh and discard last year’s soil, but this isn’t necessary. Reusing potting soil is a […]


Starting Pepper Seeds: Tricks to Get Them to Germinate

February 17, 2015

If you’ve ever had problems getting your pepper seeds to germinate, this article is for you. Some chile seeds require special handling before they can sprout. Using a few lesser-known techniques, you can get your seeds to germinate quicker than ever before.


Selecting Hot Pepper Varieties: Deciding which Chillies to Grow

December 11, 2012

Pepper varieties come in all kinds of colors, heat levels and sizes. If want to grow chilli plants and don’t know what varieties to select, this article is for you. Read on to discover some of the most popular chile pepper varieties and pick the perfect peppers for your garden.


Jalapeno Pepper Basics: Growing Jalapenos 101

November 30, 2012

Jalapeno peppers are one of the most popular and sough-after chillies around. You can grow your own jalapeños so you can try different varieties, like the Purple Jalapeno, and have an unlimited supply all year long! Read on to learn the basics of growing these delicious peppers.

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