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Growing Chili Peppers — Seed Starting

Starting Peppers seeds using paper towel in bag method

Justin White Seed Starting

Starting Peppers seeds using paper towel in bag method

Starting hot pepper seeds in a wet paper towel enclosed in a ziploc bag has been the most reliable method for me over the years.   I have been using this method since I first started growing hot chili peppers in 2002.  I find it provides the best germination rates and quickest germination times.  Many people do not use or like this method, but it is just what works best for me.  I have limited space and equipment so I don't have a climate controlled grow tent etc.   The first step I always do is soaking the seeds.  I use...

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