Long chili pepper -Small packet
our high-quality chili seeds and cultivate a garden brimming with fiery flavors. Whether you prefer mild or spicy chili peppers, our extensive selection of heirloom and hybrid varieties will satisfy your culinary cravings. Embark on a rewarding gardening journey and experience the satisfaction of harvesting your own fresh, flavorful chili peppers.
Heirloom and hybrid varieties
Easy to grow
Produce an abundance of flavorful chili peppers
Select the Right Location: Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8.
Prepare the Soil: Till the soil to a depth of 6-8 inches and remove any weeds or debris. Amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, to improve drainage and nutrient content.
Sow the Seeds: Sow the chili pepper seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Fill seed starting trays or pots with a sterile seed starting mix and moisten the soil. Sow the seeds ¼ inch deep and cover them lightly with soil.
Provide Warmth and Moisture: Place the seed trays or pots in a warm location, ideally with a temperature between 70-80°F. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Thin the Seedlings: Once the seedlings have two true leaves, thin them to allow for proper air circulation and prevent overcrowding.
Harden Off the Seedlings: Gradually acclimate the seedlings to outdoor conditions by exposing them to increasing amounts of sunlight and wind for several days before transplanting.
Watering: Provide chili pepper plants with consistent moisture, especially during hot, dry periods. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
Fertilizing: Fertilize chili pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season using a balanced fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for application rates and timing.
Support: Taller chili pepper plants may need support, such as stakes or cages, to prevent them from falling over.
Pest and Disease Control: Monitor chili pepper plants for common pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, and hornworms. Use organic pest control methods whenever possible.