Grow Guide - Chilli Pepper
How To Start: Sow chilli pepper seeds in moist, well-draining compost. They need warmth to germinate and you should see seedlings appear in 7-14 days.
Temperature: Between 18-25℃ at all times (germination, growth)
Light: Chilli plants thrive with at least 12 hours of light per day, ideally a 12 to 16-hour photoperiod with 8 to 12 hours of darkness.
For indoor growing, We recommend germinating with 12 hours per day for the first 5 to 6 weeks using the Pianta grow light.
Raise to 14 to 16 hours per day for two to three weeks.
Watering & Care: Slow growers until the summer, so water once a week until the hot summer then water twice a day if needed. Chillis like warm and humid environments so grow on in a greenhouse in a sunny spot.
Fertiliser: High potash tomato fertiliser
Pests: Aphids, greenfly - remove with a soapy water solution
Height: Up to 3 metres
Time Of Growth: Between 60-120 days from sowing to ripe fruit
How To Use: Ideal in curries, salads and any dish to add heat and flavour.
Is It Toxic To Pets? Yes
for 100 g of product
Potassium: - 285 mg
Phosphorus: - 34 mg
Calcium: - 13 mg
Sodium: - 6 mg
Iron: - 0.6 mg