Three types of chillies this time, I’m pretty sure they are: Scorpion, Green and Red Birdseye. A serious tip first, and one I usually do but didn’t have any – WEAR RUBBER GLOVES. Luckily I didn’t get chilli juice in my eyes but I did get it in my beard and on my nose and I was hurting for a few hours!
Cut the tip of slice them gently down the middle and extract them with a small spoon or gloved hands!
On last two batches of chillis, planting then straight in the compost has worked out better than trying to germinating them in wet paper towel and then in to the soil – that worked, but first method was much quicker and healthier looking plant. I showed four rows of four in general use compost (with 10% fine sand added), in plastic container that had biscuits in it, comes with lid so acts like a mini greenhouse/free propagator. At this stage I’m not concerned about drainage as careful with watering.
Once flowering the plan is to gross pollinate a birdseye with a scorpion see what produces.
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