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By Hijuju

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

Scotch Bonnet Chillies
I plant red and yellow coloured scotch bonnet chillies a month aho and they are in my propegater and nothing has become of them.I was growing them for my cousin who likes hot chillies, they are being watered so its not as if they are not.
I cant understand whats gone wrong



I would have thought that they should be through by now Hijuju-- are they seed that you purchased or saved?, maybe they were not viable?

19 Jun, 2010


Scotch Bonnets like it hot so you'll have to keep a steady temp. of 75-85 degrees F day and night. I've had them germinate after as long as six weeks! Ensure the growing medium for your seeds is only moist and not wet.
Its best to plant your seeds in early spring to allow for a long growing season and enough time for the chillies to ripen before the days shorten too much.
For best results grow under glass. You can grow them outside in a sheltered position with lots of sun.

20 Jun, 2010


They are seeds that i bought from a company in Kent Pam.
But talking to my Aunt yesterday she said that someone else she knew was having trouble with growing them

StJohnTongue :- Despite they are in a propagater they are also on a shelf in my greenhouse.This is why i cant understand whats going wrong..
I'll give it a couple more weeks and then i'll get in touch with the company

Thanks for the replies anyway

20 Jun, 2010


I have some spare viable seeds from when I made chilli vodka (see my blog).
If you PM your address I will send some to you.

20 Jun, 2010

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