Cart 0

Growing Hot Chile Peppers

Growing Hot Peppers from Seed: Helmet Heads

Justin White Growing tips Seed Starting

Growing Hot Peppers from Seed: Helmet Heads

If you grow peppers from seeds or probably about any plant you are likely to get some helmet heads sometimes.  This is when the seed is stuck on the cotyledons.  Normally and ideally the seed coat will remain under the soil as the seedling grows out of it.  Sometimes though they are stuck.   There is a few things that can help some with this but no guarantees.  Soaking the seeds for a day or more before planting seems to help some.  It gets the seed thoroughly wet and can soften it a bit.  Planting a little deeper maybe around 3/8...

Read more →


Growing Hot Peppers from Seed: Starting Hot Pepper Seeds

Justin White

Growing Hot Peppers from Seed: Starting Hot Pepper Seeds

There are many ways to start pepper seeds.  I hope this describes the method(s) I have used.  These are not the only methods and techniques.  There are many ways to do this and depending on your goals for plant size and speed to get it there etc. everything may be different. I have previously published this post about germinating hot pepper seeds using a paper towel method.  I used this most of the time, but realize it is not for everyone. https://www.whitehotpeppers.com/blogs/grow-log/93173638-starting-peppers-seeds-using-paper-towel-in-bag-method If you do not use the paper towel method you can sow seeds directly into a seed starting...

Read more →


2016 Pod Pics

Justin White

2016 Pod Pics

Genghis Kahn's Brain   7 Pot Bubblegum Yellow    Bhut Jolokia White     Bad Brains   Peach Bhut Jolokia WM Tobago Treasure x BBG7   Dorset Naga Yellow   Fatalii White   Naga Viper Chocolate   Monkey Face Yellow   Apocalypse Scorpion   Bhut Jolokia Caramel   Yellow Peter Pepper   Carolina Reaper X Long   Peach Kraken Scorpion   Brown Naglah   Bhut Jolokia Strain 2   Faria (Scotch Bonnet)   Brazilian Reaper  

Read more →


Growing Hot Peppers from Seed: My Soil Mix for growing hot and superhot peppers

Justin White Growing tips soil mix

Growing Hot Peppers from Seed:  My Soil Mix for growing hot and superhot peppers

I have been using this very basic mixture now for many seasons for growing peppers.  My land had terrible soil, its pure yellow clay that ranges from rock hard to a sticky glue like substance all within about 40 feet.  For various reasons, I have not even tried to till the ground where my main pepper patch is, and have not had the time or resources to build raised beds but plan to in the future.  My solution for now is to dig a small hole about 8 - 12" in diameter with post hole diggers  and about 15 to 18 inches...

Read more →


Planting time is almost here.

Justin White

Well planting time is just around the corner.  I have not had the time I hoped to keep this blog updated, but will try for a few more updates now that things are about to get more interesting.  For this is just a quick update with some pictures of the pepper starts.  I have about 460 or so started.  Some are getting very big, others seem to be runts and not looking very promising, but most will probably be ok.  I have posted some pictures below of what the situation looks like with trays in various states of growth through...

Read more →