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Growing Hot Chile Peppers

Update on 2016 Pepper Season

Justin White

So far things are progressing OK, but not great.  Having some germination failures with some varieties, and of course some I wanted to try the most like Big Yellow Mama and Yellow Dystopia.  Overall though things are progressing and should still be in line for a huge season if all goes well.   These are the first starts of the year.  Most of these were started in late December or early January.  A few look malnurished, but most look pretty good.  There is plenty of time for the yellowish malnurished looking ones to pull out of it.     The...

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Growing Hot Peppers from Seed: Starting Pepper seeds using paper towel in bag method

Justin White Seed Starting

Growing Hot Peppers from Seed:  Starting Pepper 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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Chili Pepper Grow List 2016

Justin White

Chili Pepper Grow List 2016

2016 Grow List 7 Pot Barrackpore 7 Pot Barrackpore Yellow 7 Pot Brain Strai Caramel 7 Pot Brain Strain  x Bhut Jolokia India Carbon 7 Pot Brain Strain Black Rose 7 Pot Brain Strain Choco 7 Pot Brain Strain Red 7 Pot Brain Strain Yellow 7 Pot Brown 7 Pot Burgundy 7 Pot Caramel 7 Pot Chaguanas Yellow 7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic Choco 7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic Red 7 Pot Douglah 7 Pot Gravedigger 7 Pot Infiniti Yellow 7 Pot Jonah Orange 7 Pot Jonah Peach X 7 Pot Jonah Red 7 Pot Jonah x Congo Red 7...

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