Chilli Pepper Gardening Introduction

Gardening Topics:


1 - Introduction

2 - Seeds

3 - Planting and Germination

4 - Transplanting


1 - Introduction:


Chili cultivation isn’t very difficult. It can be accomplished even on small and simple vases, for your own consumption or decoration of your house, apartment and many more. Ideally you should reserved an area with a diameter of approximately 300 to 400 millimeters around each plant, be it on a simple vase with such dimensions or any other reserved region you have available. There’s no problem at all if you have only smaller areas available. The only difference you’ll probably notice is that the plant development and production can be slightly slower than those plants cultivated on areas with recommended dimensions.


Chili plants appreciate warm climates, thus allowing our country, Brazil, to become one of the greatest regions with huge success on chili cultivation in the world. In regions where there’s the possibility to present strong wind and frost, all gardening details must be well set prior to any planting. This will help to avoid chili plants exposure to low temperatures and severe climate conditions. They generally take from 40 to 90 days to reach their ripe state and extra care is advised to avoid damages to the plants during this period.


Note: some varieties, exceptionally, have great resistence against cold weather and don’t actually loose productivity or take a longer time to reach their ripe state, for example, the Serrano variety.


Next: 2 - Seeds


References:


The Smithsonian Institute

Discover Magazine

Bioversity International