It is always an amazing sight to me when the new season chilli seedlings start to appear – Our 2016 super hot Chilli Seedlings are no exception. This season the first seeds to be sown were the Dorset Naga, Bengle Naga’s, Dorset Zingers, Fire Chillies, Carolina Reaper, Bhut Jolokia Red, Bhut Jolokia White, Bhut Jolokia Chocolate, Red Scorpion, and Yellow Scorpion.
Chillies can be slow to germinate so patience is required (not easy for me!) The germination rates after 20 days are :
This seasons 1st job was to get our super hot chilli seeds sown today. Some old favourites – Dorset Naga, Bengle Naga, Fire and Dorset Zinger. Using good quality seed compost with some added vermiculite, the chilli seeds were sown and lightly covered with a dusting of vermiculite. Chilli seeds can be slow to germinate and the need a hot environment to kick start the germination process.
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