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Hot Chili Peppers

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Question: 888-613
I grew some hot chili peppers last year without success. I started with the small expandable pots with a seed or two in each disc. They never made three inches. Do you have any suggestions? Richard, Bedford, MA

Mort's Answer:
You are better served by using a tray and row method. Put good sterile soil in a paper lined plastic tray. Most greenhouses use a soil less mix nowadays. This has become popular for home owners as well. You can use garden soil, if it has been sterilized by cooking in the oven at 180 degrees for twenty minutes.You can also use potting soil and a third sand mixed together with a thin layer of sand at the top. Draw a line in the sand with a pencil or popsicle stick. Drop the seeds from the packet into the row. When they are five to six inches tall, place them in peat pots with the same mix as the tray. Bottom heat will help as would full spectrum light. Planting indoors should take place about mid March. Mist your rows very day instead of pouring water on them. You need six to eight weeks before the last average frost date.

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