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How To Grow Bishop’s Crown Pepper From Seed

How To Grow Bishop’s Crown Pepper From Seed

The Bishop’s Crown chili pepper is an unusual looking variety of chili coming from the species Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum. It has many different names some of which you may have heard before: Joker’s Hat, Christmas Bell and Peri Peri. The pepper is thought to have originated […]

How To Grow Carolina Reaper Pepper From Seed

How To Grow Carolina Reaper Pepper From Seed

Figuring out how to grow Carolina Reaper Peppers from seed is a relatively straightforward process. Whether you’re doing it from seeds you have saved, or seeds you’ve bought, with the right preparation you should achieve success. It just requires a degree of patience as the […]

How To Grow Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers From Seed

How To Grow Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers From Seed

Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers can be notoriously difficult to germinate from seed. Funnily enough, they germinate best after being consumed by a bird and having gone through the entire digestive process. This in effect prepares the seed for germination by weakening the shell of the seed as Bird’s Eye Chilis have a very tough exterior shell. Left to germinate without any assistance, you might find that the seeds will have a very long germination window, but something can be done to help them.

In order to shorten the germination time of Bird’s Eye Chili seeds, you should soak the seeds in warm water for around 6 – 8 hours before planting. This should be sufficient time to weaken the seed shell.

The first time I planted Bird’s Eye Chilis (before I realised to soak them) I waited around 5 weeks for them to germinate and saw nothing. Not a single one. I scratched my head wondering why my seeds weren’t germinating and turned to the internet to find out. I’ve just recently soaked my new chilli seeds and planted them. I’ll keep you updated on the progress and hopefully I end up with a bowl full like this.

Bowl Full Of Birds Eye Chilli Peppers
Bowl Full Of Birds Eye Chilli Peppers
How To Grow Super Hot Peppers (Chillies) From Seed

How To Grow Super Hot Peppers (Chillies) From Seed

Growing hot peppers indoors from seed is an immensely enjoyable experience. Particularly once you have an established plant that provides the spice of Satan’s stick hot peppers on demand. There’s a few things you can do and that should be considered best practises when starting super […]