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Chilli Mania.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender October 22, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
Chilli 11

  I always grow a few chilli plants as I like spicy food and I think the plants look lovely. This year the wider world of chillies has been opened up to me, and frankly I have been blown away! Gardening friends have introduced me to an exciting and amazing plant that I thought I knew, I was wrong. I had no idea how varied chilli plants are. There are chilli varieties from Africa, Asia, Central, North and South America, Mexico, India, China and Eastern Europe. Chillies come in an amazing range and shades of colour such as, red, green, yellow, white, orange, peach, purple, black, and brown. Many chillies start one colour, then as they ripen they change, sometimes though a rainbow of colours, often all on the plant at the same time. They also have flowers and foliage in a varie

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Chilli Pepper Sowing And Growing Tips


Growing  chillies is not the easiest as already germination can be eratic. The hotter the pepper the harder the seeds germinate, and that is my experience. The best time to sow the pepper seeds is January - March, but I am sure that some of you keen gardeners sow the chillies as early as December. With chillies is all about the temperature, as they are originally from a very warm part of the world such as India or South America. The most popular variety is still the Jalapeno and the Habanero type peppers. If you are new to growing chillies choose an easy variety like Jalapeno or Cayenne. These are easier to grow than the very hot habanero chillies. Even I have problems with germinating the hot types. Sowing the chilli seeds The chilli seeds really need some attention, so m

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