You can start your peppers by simply sowing a few seeds and then waiting to see what pops up. It’s much safer to test pepper seed viability first. Why? A viability test can give you an absolute guarantee that certain seeds, under favorable grow conditions, can germinate. Home gardeners typically depend on frost dates, grow seasons and other […]
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’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 can’t survive. […]
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.