Description For Green Chilli Seeds
How to grow Green Chilli from SeedsIntroduction and Uses: This little wonder is a power packed spice that is cherished in Indian cuisines. Rich in antioxidants, it is zero calories, protects against cancer, lower body temperature, provides an aid against cardiovascular disease. Its beta-carotene content makes it ideal for eyes and immune system.
Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum.
Sowing Season: Throughout the year.
Sowing method: Transplantation.
Growing container: Seedling trays/ seed cups/ small polybags/ Seed bed.
Growing medium: Coco Peat (indoors), garden soil (outdoors)
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
Covering: Keep the seed tray in a box or cover it with paper for first 4-5 days to encourage faster seed germination.
Growth stages of Green Chilli:Sprouting Stage:Seeds will germinate within first 6-8 days & tiny sprouts will be visible. Once seeds germinate, put the tray on an open partially sunny spot near the window. Don’t cover the tray anymore.
Cotyledons: The first two leaves will emerge in the second week of germination. These are false leaves called as cotyledons.
First leaves: First leaves will emerge above cotyledons at the end of the second week.
Seedling stage: Second week onwards, seedlings will start growing into a small plant. At this stage exposé the seedlings to more & more sunlight for leaf growth.
Thinning: After the second week, keep only single seedling per cell/cup. Cut off the weak, small & lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.
Transplantation: 30 to 35 days after the seed sowing, your seedlings will be ready to transplant in container pots or raised beds.
Spacing: Plant the seedlings minimum 2 feet apart (60x60 cm), from each other on raised beds or in a container.
How to take care for Green Chilli Plant:Sunlight: Chilli grows well under full sunlight in winter. So place your containers accordingly.
Watering technique: Water your potted Chilli plant every alternate day in winter. Water at the soil near the plant. Use a watering can and make sure that the plants get water in the form of the shower & not by a single flow. You can also make provision for watering by drip irrigation system for your raised beds. Avoid overwatering
Manuring: Water your potted Chilli plant every alternate day in winter. Water at the soil near the plant. Use a watering can and make sure that the plants get water in the form of the shower & not by a single flow. You can also make provision for watering by watering by drip irrigation system for your raised beds. Avoid overwatering
Top Dressing: Apply balanced liquid fertilizer or handful of vermicompost to each plant, every 15 days after transplantation.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted. Watch out for snails & slugs.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreens Broccoli, grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting baby plants.
Harvesting: (First harvest: 10 - 12 weeks) Chilli plant will start flowering at the end of 3rd month, chillies can be harvested 70 to 80 days from the sowing of seeds. If proper care is taken, Chilli plant will continue to grow & produce chillies for 3 years as well.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 100 to 112 Seeds in 500 mg, 5063 to 5625 Seeds in 25 gm, 20250 to 22500 Seeds in 100 gm, 50630 to 56250 Seeds in 250 gm.|
|Net Weight||500 mg to 250 g|
|Seed Rate||1 to 1.5 kg/ha|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||60 cm x 45 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||Vegetable Mix 5 g Per Plant | Organic - Neemcake or vermicompost 10 g Per Plant|
|Season of Sowing||June - Octo|
|Yield||70 to 90 Qtl / Ha.|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g to 250 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|
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