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.
You have a lot of options when it comes to how and when you fertilize (feed) your chili peppers. As you become an experienced grower, you’ll develop your own preferences based on your climate, soil conditions and pepper growing environment (for example, in a pot or in the ground). If you’re new to chillies and even if you’ve already grown a few plants, this can all be very confusing. Below is an example feeding schedule for those who start pepper [...]
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Between 2006 to 2010, the ghost pepper was given the world’s hottest pepper title by Guinness World Records. This distinct chile is also known as “Bhut Jolokia” and “Naga Morich,” which all refer to the pepper that is over 1 million Scoville units hot and three times hotter than the habanero. If you’ve ever enjoyed the delicious pain of the ghost chili, you have the option to grow it indoors or in your garden. The bhut jolokia, being one of [...]
Water is essential to the growth of your chili peppers, but did you know that too much hydration can actually kill your plants? If you’ve ever seen your pepper seedlings wilt and fall over, your chillies have been affected, which is often referred to as “damping off.” Hot peppers of all growth stages are at risk for this problem, but fortunately, you can use the bottom-watering technique to hydrate your chillies from underneath the growth container. This way, peppers only [...]