This is my first year growing hot peppers from seed.
I sowed 7 different varieties, all with bottom heat and 4 of them have happily sprouted and are growing.
BUT, there is no sign yet of the “Cayenne” nor the 2 different types of “Habanero”. Is this normal? I recall reading that some hot pepper varieties take much longer to germinate than others.
Thanks!0 thumbs up!Posted over 1 year ago
Cayenne usually come up fairly quickly for me. But I know there are different varieties. Habaneros have taken forever, though. Three weeks is not unusual.
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I’m glad I stumbled upon this because I’m trying habaneros for the first time this year. I was going to start all my peppers at the same time next week, but after reading this, the habaneros will get started today!
Edit: ok, reality check says I should wait until the first week of March!
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I have found a good few of my hot chillies have taken AGES to come up and others just pop up easily.
I think it must just be the different varieties. Not very helpful to you I know but, at least you know you are not on your own!
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I am probably going to start my hot peppers earlier than usual this year. I am trying to grow some new varieties and pepper seedlings do well indoors for me. They do not get leggy as quickly as tomatoes and are also more resistant to damping off as long as I keep a fan going.
Here is something from the Dave’s Garden website that has helped me with some of my more stubborn seeds:
“Soaking pepper seeds speeds germination. Try a two to eight hour soak, until seeds sink to the bottom of the cup. Although you could use plain water, a solution of hydrogen peroxide or weak chamomile tea may help to break down the seed coat as well as to disinfect the seed. Use one to two teaspoons of standard 3% hydrogen peroxide per cup of warm water.”
I have also used the peroxide method successfully on old tomato seeds.
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