Growing chilli peppers from
chilli seeds is a good experience.
Well you can also purchase a baby chilli plant for your local
agriculture store and save the time of seeding and germination or take
a look at our pod pals section for some recommended chilli seeds
suppliers. But it cost even more. Not viable.
Choose which that is suitable for your area.
Also please choose the
high quality F1 breed. Yes it cost more but it is worth it believe me.
Annuum's Bell pepper are probably a good choice, particularly
for anyone in a cooler climate or cayenne red chilli pepper for the
warmer climate. Seed it on a plastic seeding tray. You
can purchase the
germination tray at your local agriculture store.
Germination (4 to 5 days)
The first step of growing chilli plant
is to get the
it to germinate. The main
requirements germination of chilli seeds are heat, moisture and oxygen.
It is possible to
germinate in everything from wet cotton,wet cocoa
peat(coconut hust fibre), peat moss & soil. The trick is, if
you are using soil please don't bury it too deep.
The chances of
germination will be slim. You then moist the soil or the planting
medium,careful do not let the water logged.
At this stage there is no
requirement for light. Do find something like an airing cupboard is
ideal or places contains heat just like behind the refrigenarator or
where you see fit. Also to be careful not
to let them dry out.
Transplant to pots (after 30
the growing plants produce sets of leaves in pairs it means
germination succeed then let it grow under sun light.
I normally let it
grow in the transit tray for 30 days or little bit more. If you're
using other than soil such as cotton or cocoa husk fibre make sure you are watering them
Then after they
are old enough proceed transfering
them in a bigger or their permenant home, direct to the earth soil, in
pots or polybags (my favourite cause it's cheap) preferably 12 X 8
Flower & fruit (week
flower will start to grow at the age of 10 weeks. Pollination
is done by
bees and wind.
You can either rub your
around the middle part to pick up the pollen, and rub your finger on to
other flowers. Success pollination will conclude to fruit
After success pollination the flower will turn to fruit.
it grow to
red or if you prefer as to use it as green pepper.
Try growing chilli
peppers plant yourself.
For more detailed growing
tips and to get
Need To Grow Other Than Chilli
Growing chilli is not the only thing you can grow. Check out the
other vegetables that nearly everyone can grow for much less than
buying from the market. You know you will be getting fresh and