Jalapeno peppers varieties come in so many colors, heat levels and growth periods that give you unlimited options for growing chiles. For example, you can grow Jalapenos that are hotter than the average jalapeno pepper, or grow chiles that create a color explosion in your garden. Read on to learn about some of the most popular Jalapeno varieties.
Have you ever wanted to grow Jalapeños and some of the hottest peppers in the world, such as the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili) or Chocolate Habanero, in containers? You can do this even if you are brand new to pepper growing!
Keep your hot pepper plants alive during the winter so they can last for years instead of months. You can use techniques to help your hot chillies hibernate and then grow again in the spring.
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 [...]
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 [...]