Guide to Growing Chili Peppers

Chili’s can be grown all around the world however they originated in the Americas and are more suited to the warmer climates, This article will describe how to successfully grow your own.

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Chili Peppers come in a variety of shapes, colours and strengths, A rating known as Scoville units (SHU) is used to describe how hot different types of chili’s are, This is the number of times that the chili extract needs to be diluted in water for it to lose it’s heat, Bell Peppersrank at 0 SHU, Jalapenos 3,000-6,000 SHU, Habaneros300,000 SHU and the Guinness World Record holder is the Naga JolokiaChili that has a rating of over 1,000,000 SHU, Chili Peppers originated in the Americas but are now grown all over the world,

GETTING STARTED: (JAN-FEB) The first thing to do is to get organised, I would recommend Label Sticks, Potting CompostSeed Trays, Germination of the seeds is one of the hardest processes and should be done either indoors or under glass, If you have not got a green house a sunny widow or conservatory will be ideal, The plants can then be moved outside when they have matured, Remember that different varieties of Chili Peppers will take different times to germinate, Cayenne Chili’s will germinate within 2 weeks where as Habaneros will take 2-5 weeks, Before planting your seeds it is advised to soak them 5 minutes in some warm water or for harder to grow Chili Peppers try- placing the seeds between two sheets of damp kitchen roll and then place them in a sealed freezer bag or container, Try to leave them in a warm place such as an airing cupboard or near a radiator, This will keep the seeds warm and moist which will speed up the germination process, When the seeds start to swell or sprout it will be time to plant them into the compost.

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  1. This year I’m going to grow more sweet peppers. I just don’t need so many hot peppers. A little goes a long way!

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