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I'm seriously thinking about giving it a try, starting this spring.

ok later I will write a little how to for you

I am using peat earth wich I buy from the market.. it is mixed with some other stuff from trees and so on
you can also use coconut earth but that stuff is not cheap..

I am beginning with a mini glass house (from plastic) in february sometimes I think it woulkd be better to start in january here in germany you need to make shure that you plan them so that you will have this in end of february or the first week of march:

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dont push the seeds into the earth just put earth onto them if they begin to germinate

if they are at this size I wait a little bit and seperate them to their next home:
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these are transparent its not good and could make some trouble you need something with a hole and something wich is not transparent

note I always use these cheap plastic for excample in brown because I do not want to harm the roots I just cut the plastic and than I can easily seperate them

that aluminium foil was a bad idea it prevented the water coming out of the plastic can.. at this stage you need moderate use of fertilizer..
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and at this stage put them into a bigger bucket or whatever it is.. make shure it has some holes the plants dont love to much water and make shure that you do not wait to long because if the roots grow to much they will begin to circulate around your pod and that will prevent it a little bit from growing bigger in their new home.. also ensure that it is warm enough in the night.. dont go under 15 (at home that wont happen 20 degree is good) degree if it goes down for a while they will grow slower for a period of time..

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I also think if it is warm outside like >22C you should put them outside and when it gets colder again (darker) than put them inside your home always make shure they get enough light and dont get a cold ;)

if you put them outside dont forget they never ever have seen the sun! they arnt used to it are not fit for it . They would burn and take damage..

so place them somewhere in the shadow without sun but a lot of light.. after some days they will be fit and you can put them in the sun but you have to look after them the sun can still harm them if they get too much.. you see if you want to maximize the growing you need some work else they will grow slower and you wll not be able to harvest as much as seen all over the internet..

you should use a good fertilizer something with a lot of kalium a good amount of nitrogen and less phosphor N:20 P <10 K:24 or N12 p 5 k15 or something like that

at that stage they need more fertilizer you may notice I had not used much so some leafs got more and more yellowish
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and at this stage I gave them all 1-2 weeks liquid fertilizer..
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you have to be carfull sometimes your earth has enough nutrients just begin with a little bit and than use a little bit more but never too much..

if you have dark or wodden area like the a wall of you house wich gets enough sunlight this may be a good place for your chili because the wall absorbes the heat and your chili will it have a little bit longer warm..

if you can affort it or have a place for it a glass house is perfect!! the best temperature is about 26°C

Chilis are like tomatos they need good fertilizer and if it is warm the are really thirsty I have 12Liter buckets for each plant and have to give them in the summer every day 1-2 Liter water but be carefull they dont love to swim in water you need to have holes ( just make 3-5 on the bottom and ~4 on the sides ( I think the earth needs some air)

as you see I have used artificial lights.. I did it because I dont have a good room for them and if you wanna begin in january than you definitivly need artificial lights.. the more it is warm the more you need light and fertilizer and the more it will grow compact and good

this year I did not use artificial light and the plants did not grow how I wanted they were not much compact so I had to cut off some leafs and put them onto the bottom of my buckets and fill it up with earth.. that has also slowed the plants down because they had lesser leafes


it sounds like a lot of work but its not.. just the seperation into new pots takes some time (specially if want to loosen the earth wich benefits the growing of your plants)


if you want to have easy plants than try sweet cayenne they grow fast and have a lot of peppers (sweet peppers)
jalapenos are also not hard to grow.. (if you harvest the first wave of peppers green than they will begin to give even more peppers)

habanero orange for real hot ones they are lets say not really hard to grow..
Fatalii, habanero brown are also good..
red savina is really good and give many many peppers

you may try joes long cayenne, and de Arbol these are are good productive plants
rocoto types and some baccatum are not really easy..

if you want to grow the most spicy ones

than try

7pot,
Bhut Jolokia
Carolina Reaper
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga
Ghost Pepper

but all these peppers are really satanic ones.. :D
 

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This year I made some chillies in jars for the winter too. Grill them a bit until their skin turns a bit dark and after that put some vinegar, salt, sugar, black pepper, Jamaican pepper, a bay leaf, some garlic inside in the jar and fill it with chillies. After that just boil the jars in water for a few minutes and the chillies turn perfect.
There is nothing better than something home cooked to eat- to grill some bread on the fire, open a jar of chillies, some turşu. I don’t care if it’s -20 outside or if there is a Corona pandemic or the world ends. 😂

Just realized that I have only like 20 jars of chillies. Maybe will make a few jars more tomorrow. 😁
 

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Just before the plants begin flowering, do you cut off some of the bottom leaves
I never cut of leaves or the top.. I cut the first flower so the the plant should not concentrate on one singe berry and keeps growing..

edit: if you cut the top on a certain stage it may grow more compact and you may have more peppers.. I noticed those plants I had wich lost their top grow also very good.. but I do not think that c.chinense needs that kind of treatment

"nationalized" hybrids

you know that there are different "races" of chili most of our national chilis are from the annum kind and the really hot ones are chinense.. it should be possible but you have to do it many years and with many different plants you will end up like F1 hybrids until F5 or more we are talking about years of selection until you have the stabilized attributes you want :)

but sure its a lot of fun
 

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Timur this is amazing. I've seen something similar with flower pots and mulberry.

This could be microfarming on grander scale. I think more ppl should explore this option on a piece of land where they can't plant because of the soil being mostly rocks.
 

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the next round started or should be started these week!

for all who want to grow some chili pepper the best thing is to start in the beginning week of february :)


the first ones I had started in january are now bigger:

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and 3 of my chili peppers from last year survived at home.. I hope they will grow really big :)
 

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Timur this is amazing. I've seen something similar with flower pots and mulberry.

This could be microfarming on grander scale. I think more ppl should explore this option on a piece of land where they can't plant because of the soil being mostly rocks.

I will try this with onions and garlic I will drill some holes to a bucket and put there my sogan :)


by the way its now or never: its time to begin chili growing 🧐
 

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if you guys wanna grow chilis lets say around germany alike weather... than this is your last chance...

as for turkey you can just start normaly now or a little bit later depending on the region..



but for today I want to show you a project maybe I was too bored and a little bit too curios:

I started to grow mushrooms not the ones on my feet but real ones to eat..

I had used straw pellets for my oyster mushrooms :) and it seems they grow very fast on it.. oyster mushrooms are perfect for beginners they grow fast, tolerate some errors ,and are tasty

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if you guys wanna grow chilis lets say around germany alike weather... than this is your last chance...

as for turkey you can just start normaly now or a little bit later depending on the region..



but for today I want to show you a project maybe I was too bored and a little bit too curios:

I started to grow mushrooms not the ones on my feet but real ones to eat..

I had used straw pellets for my oyster mushrooms :) and it seems they grow very fast on it.. oyster mushrooms are perfect for beginners they grow fast, tolerate some errors ,and are tasty

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Wow cool,lebst du in NRW?
 

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hi ho guys 🥴
I thought to share some of my chili pictures from this year with you :)

this year was a little bit complicated through the weather conditions.. but I managed to get some quite good results.. I found two good chili strains (Sugar rush peach and rocoto sukanya x not included in the pictures)


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ecuadorian sweet I should have counted how much they are.. the pod is from one plant only :)
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sugar rush peach this plant is realy productive (this are not all I collected three or two times some of them)
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this is rocoto not brown chili that monster is 2,2 meters long it has purple flowers and hairy leafs!!! (but it has not much chilis)
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this is a scoth bonnet
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I hope some of you post some pictures too :)
 

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hi ho guys 🥴
I thought to share some of my chili pictures from this year with you :)

this year was a little bit complicated through the weather conditions.. but I managed to get some quite good results.. I found two good chili strains (Sugar rush peach and rocoto sukanya x not included in the pictures)


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ecuadorian sweet I should have counted how much they are.. the pod is from one plant only :)
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sugar rush peach this plant is realy productive (this are not all I collected three or two times some of them)
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this is rocoto not brown chili that monster is 2,2 meters long it has purple flowers and hairy leafs!!! (but it has not much chilis)
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this is a scoth bonnet
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I hope some of you post some pictures too :)

Idk why i am thinking that but yellow one doesn't look innocent 😕
 

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hi ho guys 🥴
I thought to share some of my chili pictures from this year with you :)

this year was a little bit complicated through the weather conditions.. but I managed to get some quite good results.. I found two good chili strains (Sugar rush peach and rocoto sukanya x not included in the pictures)


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ecuadorian sweet I should have counted how much they are.. the pod is from one plant only :)
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sugar rush peach this plant is realy productive (this are not all I collected three or two times some of them)
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this is rocoto not brown chili that monster is 2,2 meters long it has purple flowers and hairy leafs!!! (but it has not much chilis)
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this is a scoth bonnet
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I hope some of you post some pictures too :)

Good job, are you growing mushrooms still too?
 

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Good job, are you growing mushrooms still too?

no I left the mushroom business.. its too difficult or you need is proper sterilizing equipment for much better results.. the best you can do is a temperatured growing room specially in the end

the King Oyster Mushroom was much harder than the ordinary Oyster Mushroom I tried both they said the King oyster is a little bit harder but for me it was very hard because it grows slower and needs time and that gives bacteria and others time to destroy it.. in the end the King Oyster Mushroom was infected by something.. but it was fun and I learned much :) .. the above images are from the ordinary oyster mushroom

if you want to test it than I recommend to begin with small amounts I was a little bit too crazy with that big one.. :D
 

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Idk why i am thinking that but yellow one doesn't look innocent 😕

nope the yellow ones are really innocent they should have some spicy taste but all of those I tried were like paprika sweet like dolma biber :)

the wicked one are the red shriveled ones.. (scotch bonnet)


and this devil (habanero red) :
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Timur great garden.

I like chilies, almost every meal i spice it with sriracha sauce. This year pickled some from garden but not satisfied with hotness of it.
 

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nope the yellow ones are really innocent they should have some spicy taste but all of those I tried were like paprika sweet like dolma biber :)

the wicked one are the red shriveled ones.. (scotch bonnet)


and this devil (habanero red) :
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Arent those called ''Drachenfutter''?
I had those, some spicy mofos i tell you.
 

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''Drachenfutter''
no

I dont know drachenfutter but I know a breed that is called dragonbreath and that should be 10 times more hot than my ordinary habanero red with max 200.000 scoville (i think mine are >100.000) vs 2 million :D

the worst I had was the red savina from 350-450k scoville but thats no fun :D
 

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