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Learn all the phases of chili pepper growing, from starting peppers from seed to winterizing your adult chile plants.

Best Seed Starting Soil Mix for Hot Peppers

Best Seed Starting Soil Mix for Hot Peppers

Grow Hot Peppers February 10, 2011 3

Your hot peppers need to have a seed-starting soil mixture that supports their nutrition and hydration needs so that pepper seeds turn into seedlings (germinate)and the seedlings grow into strong and healthy plants. This ideal mixture has a combination of materials, which prevents sogginess from water buildup, yet feeds the budding pepper and maintains an […]

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Indoor Growing Lights for Hot Chile Peppers

Indoor Growing Lights for Hot Chile Peppers

Grow Hot Peppers December 14, 2010 5

Indoor growing lights give pepper seedlings the heat they need to grow. Learn about some of the most common lights used for hot pepper growing.

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Using a Cost-Effective Fluorescent Growing Light to Grow Your Hot Peppers

Using a Cost-Effective Fluorescent Growing Light to Grow Your Hot Peppers

Grow Hot Peppers February 25, 2010 2

After your pepper seeds push through the soil (germinate), your seedlings need a light source that provides the heat they require to keep thriving. Lighting can be a bit tricky because too much light burns the tender seedling foliage and not enough light interferes with the growth. Although special grow lamps can be expensive, you […]

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Growing Habanero Peppers: A Great Source of Pepper Capsaicin

Growing Habanero Peppers: A Great Source of Pepper Capsaicin

Grow Hot Peppers February 14, 2010 2

The source of heat in any type of pepper is the “capsaicin.” If you eat habaneros or grow habanero pepper plants, you know that habanero peppers are one of the hottest peppers available and that even touching the skin can cause a burning sensation. Habaneros have a Scoville heat index of 250,000 to 500,000 units, […]

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Growing Jalapenos: Starting Seeds

Growing Jalapenos: Starting Seeds

Grow Hot Peppers February 14, 2010 0

Jalapeño peppers are medium hot chillies that are commonly used in main dishes and salads, salsas, guacamole and even bloody marys. Containing vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, potassium and folic acid, growing jalapenos is an ideal pepper to plant from an organic vegetable seed because they produce 25 to 35 peppers a season if given […]

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Steps to Germinate Chile Pepper Seeds

Steps to Germinate Chile Pepper Seeds

Grow Hot Peppers December 15, 2009 2

To have a garden full of the ripest chile peppers around, you need to first get the pepper seeds to “germinate.” When chile pepper seeds “germinate” it means that it ends its dormancy and the seedling plant parts push through the soil. Besides providing the necessary soil and water, there are a lot of other […]

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Using Chile Plants to Heat Up Your Garden

Using Chile Plants to Heat Up Your Garden

Grow Hot Peppers December 15, 2009 1

Chile plants are actually perennials which are grown as annual herbs. They grow well on erect, compact bushes 1.5 to 2 feet tall. A single flower grows between the leaf and stem and gives rise to some of the spiciest and sweetest peppers you’ve ever tasted. The length of hot peppers can vary from 1 […]

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Hydroponic Nutrient and Growing Chillies: A Great Combination

Hydroponic Nutrient and Growing Chillies: A Great Combination

Grow Hot Peppers December 12, 2009 5

Hydroponic nutrient employs only liquid vitamin solutions for growing plants instead of soil. This method greatly benefits chili peppers since the growth rate of these pepper plants increases. It is a common misconception that all plants require soil for growing. The soil, in reality, acts only as a reservoir of nutrients. Watering the plant dissolves all […]

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