How To Grow Chillies
How To Grow Chillies
If you are a vegetable garden aficionado and like to cook with your own ingredients, try growing your own chillies to spice up your dishes! Get some seeds and learn how to plant them and germinate to grow your own chillies at home.
Today, I'm going to show you how to grow chillies. You're going to need a seed tray and propagator, some chilly seeds and some seed compost. Firstly, fill your seed tray and ensure that the compost is nice and moist.
Level up the compost in your seed tray. This compost is nice and moist so I won't need to water it in. Fill it up a little bit more.
Compact the compost down, to about 1 inch below the top of the seed tray. Your seeds will come sealed in a foil container, which means that they will be nice and fresh. And when you soil your seeds, make sure that they are evenly distributed around the see tray, and you can see, they are tiny little seeds, so you do need to be very careful with them.
Just pop them in the surface of the compost at regular intervals. And then when you've signed them, just put a sprinkle of the compost just over the top. Ever so gently pat that down, making sure that you don't displace your seeds.
Peppers are a tropical plant, so they need warmth. All seeds need warmth to germinate. So, the best thing to do with them is to put them in a proper propagator and place them in a window sill that is out of direct sunlight but still nice and bright, nice and warm.
The seeds should germinate for between 14 to 21 days. These have been growing for a little bit longer than that. When the shillings are large enough, you need to prick them out and pot them into their own little cells or into individual pots.
As I said before, they are a tropical plant so they do grow better either in a green house or on a hot warm window sill. Chillies are a tropical plant so they do better inside a green house or on a hot window sill. You can grow them outside in the south, but in a very sheltered position.
They need a minimum temperature of about 70 degree. After 12 to 14 weeks, you'll be able to harvest your chillies. You can either have them fresh or dry them and chop them and use them in cooking later on.
And that's how to grow chillies. .