Ed Hume Seeds

Mixed Hot Peppers

CHILI PEPPERS


A spicy collection of mixed chili pepper seeds. Included depending upon availability are cayenne, hungarian wax, serrano, habanero, hot cherry, and other mixed hot chili types. A real adventure in hot pepper growing as the different varieties come into maturity. Approximately 70-100 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seeds indoors in March or April. Sow 2 seeds in individual peat pots or other containers barely covering seeds with 1/8 inch starter mix. Place pots in plastic seed flat with no drainage holes. Carefully pour warm water into flat, the moisture will soak up from the bottom. Keep in warm room and provide lots of light.

THINNING: When seedlings are about 2 inches high, carefully cut weaker plants leaving strongest single plant per pot. Avoid over thinning to keep best diversity of varieties.

GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks at 65' to 70'F. Keep soil moderately moist.

Ed's Special Advice

Plant peppers in a sunny , well drained spot in the garden. Cover with hotcaps when young if cool nights are expected. Feed lightly with vegetable food every 4 weeks. Carefully cut off short piece of stem with fruit to avoid damaging plant when harvesting.

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