Seeds - Chilli Pepper Gardening

Gardening Topics:


1 - Introduction

2 - Seeds

3 - Planting and Germination

4 - Transplanting


2 - Seeds:


Seeds can be obtained on specific establishments (such as gardening shops, stores and many more) located in your country. At our Classifieds section you can find contact information from many establishments, currently only the ones located in Brasil. You have also the possibility to show your product/service to thousands of visitors. We are running to release a new version of our marketing system that can attend several other countries.


Your seeds can also be obtained from riped chilis. Each country or region has its own most common or easiest found variety, which can be bought fresh on markets or any other establishment. Try to select only fresh and riped chilis and avoid the ones with spots or wilted. Once you have purchased the chilis, you can open them up and remove the seeds. Avoid handling very pungent chilis without proper eyes and hands protection, which can lead to severe accidents on sensible body parts. Remove any piece of pulp that might be sticked to the seeds and put them to dry over a paper sheet. The drying process can be done on an open area and in the shadows (away from sunlight) and is only intended to slightly take the seed’s humidity away. Avoid exposing the seeds to temperatures above 35°C, otherwise they will burn easily and you will loose your seed. As soon as the seeds are dry you can keep them on small plastic containers or vessel, very well closed (airtight) and away from light and humidity. The seeds can easily become moldy if exposed to humidity. Don’t forget to label each plastic container or vessel with the name of the variety, species and date. The seeds can be stored up to 1 year if well kept.


ATENTTION!: The import, export or any other international operation with seeds and plants are subjected to rigorous protection and authorization laws specially related to procedures on the area of agriculture. Each country has its own legislation on this subject and must also follow international agreements and decrees. These set of laws have been created to help controlling the entry of seeds and plants in general, mainly the ones that come with part of the ground where they were planted in on their homeland. This avoid the risk of contamination or even spreading any kind of plague new to the environment where the seeds and plants are being imported in, which can lead to a mass damage on the local agriculture. For more information about the laws envolving commercial operations with seeds and plants in BRAZIL, take a look at these links (PORTUGUESE ONLY):


All seeds and plants import operations in Brazil must be certified by the brazilian sanitary commission under supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture - MAPA (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento).


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References:


The Smithsonian Institute

Discover Magazine

Bioversity International