Thursday, February 26, 2015

Super Hots 2015 transplanting peppers start your own peppers

   The Super Hot Peppers that I am growing this coming season are some that I just had to try.  The names I just loved from the Brain Strain to the current worlds hottest pepper the Carolina Reaper but most are well known the Ghost Peppers both Yellow and Red as well as the Butch T Scorpion a former hottest pepper in the world I had plenty of seed for this one so I planted several of them also I have some 7 pot and a favorite of mine just because they do so well here in Northern Arizona the Jamaican Hot Chocolate not as hot as the other peppers but so pretty a dark brown pepper. I have a Green Chile that is the hottest I have ever tried originally the seeds came from the Farmington N.M. region a beautiful long green chile with extreme heat I call it the T-Ball green chile after the man that brought me the original seed.

   I have had good luck keeping the aphids at bay by placing orange slices around the baby pepper plants. Keep a sharp eye for those aphids they can take over very quickly and once you have a infestation of aphids they are tough to keep there populations down.

    I started the seeds out in little pots these are single serve Pringles single serve potato chip containers that I am using. I just wash them out then I add a wet seed start mix. Next add seed and cover with saran wrap with a rubber band to keep it there.

   When the peppers sprout I fill the container up with water let it soak for a little while. When the soil is like a mud I slowly and gently pull them out and place them in six packs that are filled with a good soil.

   The more seeds I am planting the larger the container I use this one is about five inches long about four inches wide and about three inches deep. I can start about a hundred or more seeds in the large one about thirty to forty in the smaller container.

Its really that easy so try and start your own peppers and all your other vegetables it is so easy.
You Can Do It....later Dusty