You’ve purchased your pepper seeds or maybe even saved your own seeds. Now you just need to know when to plant them. This is crucial step before you attempt to germinate your seeds. It can make or break your season. Why?Planting too early means you might expose young plants to a late frost, which they […]
About Pepper Plant Propagation (Cloning)In a previous post, we described how to winterize your pepper plants using a popular method that involves putting them in pots and bringing them indoors during the colder weather. But, what if your plants are really big and it’s not feasible to do this?You can take a cutting! Essentially, you […]
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.
There’s something that many of us chile growers have in common, which isn’t very pleasant… We’ve been ripped off by a dishonorable pepper seed vendor at one time or another. It happens. In fact I had an experience when I first started growing chillies. Back then, I knew I wanted to grow cherry bomb peppers […]
When it comes to pepper seeds, you’ll see the words “heirloom,” “open pollinated” or “hybrid” in the description. You’re probably wondering what the heck these words mean. It turns out these terms are pretty significant. For one, they’ll give you a better idea of what to expect when you grow out your seeds. More importantly, […]
Saving pepper seeds lets you grow your favorite varieties each year. You’ll save money with your own seeds, and you can trade extra chili seeds with other people. Whether you want to harvest one pepper pod or many, you can choose a method that safely removes seeds from your chillies.