When you’re just starting out, it’s hard to narrow down the chillies you want to grow. I mean, Wikipedia estimates that there are over 50,000 varieties of Capsicum cultivars (pepper plants). (I’m sure most of these are delicious, but let’s make this best tasting peppers list simpler.) Here’s the criteria for my “best” list… The pepper […]
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 have a lot of options when it comes to how and when you fertilize (feed) your chili peppers. As you become an experienced grower, you’ll develop your own preferences based on your climate, soil conditions and pepper growing environment (for example, in a pot or in the ground). If you’re new to chillies and […]
Nothing is more disheartening then seeing your hot pepper plants get eaten up by bugs and disease. Sometimes your plants are salvageable, and, oftentimes, you need to say goodbye. I don’t want to say goodbye anymore. So you may be wondering what your options are. If you’re growing your own peppers, chances are you don’t really want […]
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.
If you love the ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia), this will definitely interest you. Let’s talk colors! You might be surprised to find that this hot chile comes in so many different shades. I mean you can always grow the traditional red, but why not add more variety? You have the option to grow ghost peppers in peach, purple and […]