Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days
Space the seedlings at 60cm by 60cm
Harvest 80-90 days from transplanting
Good things take time and care
Why are my chilli seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like extreme cold, or extreme hot temperatures, or under watering your seeds can all result in your chilli seeds not germinating.
My chilli seedlings are leggy.
Moving your seedling tray to a brighter spot can correct the problem of leggy seedlings.
My chilli plant has yellow leaves.
Yellowing leaves of a chilli plant is caused by a variety of reasons. Poor drainage of the container, overwatering , poor quality of compost/feed or certain pests and bacteria can all lead to yellowing of leaves. Identify the cause of yellowing seeds first to find the most effective solution.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
A green chilli does much more than adding a punch to your food. Green chillies are loaded with antioxidants which help keep your body healthy. Green chillies contain a substance called ‘Capsaicin’which offers a host of health benefits. Capsaicin helps fight inflammation. Capsaicin also works as a natural pain reliever. Apart from this, the heat that this capsaicin stimulates can help in clearing mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs. Green Chillies are also loaded with Vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are good for your skin and immunity.
Surprisingly, green chillies have a high content of vitamins and minerals. Green Chillies are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex ( B6 and B9) and are also rich in antioxidants. Green chillies also contain a phytonutrient called capsaicin which helps your body in numerous ways. Apart from all this, green chillies are also extremely low in calories and are almost fat free!
1.The smaller the chilli, the hotter it is.
2.Bhut Jolokia or the Ghost Pepper, grown in Northeast India is 400 times hotter than tabasco sauce and in 2007, the Guinness World Records certified it as the hottest chilli pepper in the world.
3.Delivering an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), the Carolina Reaper is said to be the hottest chilli in the world. Yes, the Carolina Reaper is HOTTER than Bhut Jolokia.
Ideal growing medium for green chillies is coco peat when grown indoors, and garden soil when grown outdoors.
Green chillies love the sun. They thrive in proper sunlight.
The green chilli plant needs moderate watering.
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