Anybody on here like to grow chilli peppers? I've been growing them for the
past few years now and you get surprisingly good results here in the UK.
This growing season started off a bit iffy with the weather, but the sun has
been shining over the past few weeks and my Cayenne chilli plants have some
nice big peppers growing on them now! Can't wait to eat them later in the
I'd be interested in hearing if others enjoy growing them also.
If you are interested in chillies and hot and spicy food, I've just started
a website dedicated to chillies and spicy food. I'm also selling chilli
seeds through the site includingg the second hottest variety in the world. I
will be opening up a discussion forum on the site as well so that people can
share their growing tips and spicy recipes!
Chilli seeds are commonly available in the US, but they are hard to
grow. It's much better to start with seedlings started in a local
nursery. I've grown habeneros, cayenne, jalapenos, Hungarian wax
peppers from nurery stock. The growing season is quite long, resulting
in a "success disasater" in early September. I pickle and dry the
peppers but fresh is always betters.
Where abouts in the U.S are you? As most of the US is further south than the
UK, you get much better weather for growing them than we do. Over here it's
quite hard to get seedlings at nurseries as growing chillies here is nowhere
near as common an activity.
I've also got some Bolivian Rainbow chilli plants growing this year which
are in flower at the moment and are just starting to grow a few purple
What do you mean by "hard to grow"? Mine sprouted in about 8 days, indoors,
with 6 packs on a layer of pebbles, and heating cables underneath. They were
a day behind the bell pepper seedlings. All from Burpee.
Is there any way you can more closely reproduce the conditions established
by the local nursery? Maybe not a heated greenhouse, but how about a well
made cold frame? They are useful for plenty of other things after the early
season seedlings have been transplanted.
I suspect the low humidity in the house is the problem. But over the
many years I have tried many things. The bottom line is the easiest,
most reliable way to get peppers is to buy from a local guy that has
never failed me.
In article firstname.lastname@example.org says...
At the garden center in the Menards parking lot (not affiliated with
Menard), I bought 3 Chef Jeff's, the worlds hottest pepper. It's
supposed to be twice as hot a habenaro. I don't know how they can make
that claim but they do.
I'm growing 4 chilis, 4 habenaros, 1 cayenne, 1 overwintered chili, and
those 3 Chef Jeffs. The ones in full sunrise to sunset sun are having
problems. The ones who have to fight for sun or realize that if they
don't grow they will lose sun are doing really well.
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