2003

 

Attempt II

Type Seeds
#
Germ.
#
Germ
%
Av. germ. time
(days)
First
flowers
First
peppers
Ripened
 
Harvest Plant Pic Chili Pic
Pimenta Malaguetaa 7 5 71 10.2       63 / 2 plants   Pic
Orange Habanerod 7 1 14 17            
Taikeb 7 1 14 16       6 / 1 plant   Pic
Scotch Bonnet d 7 1 14 6            
Pepper Holiday Cheer b 7 2 29 15       120 / 1 plant Pic1 Pic2 Pic
Tabasco d 7 1 14 15            
Super Shepherd d 7 1 14 14            
Carribean Red Hotd 7 1 14 2       12 / 1 plant   Pic
Nu-Mex Big Jimd 7 1 14 1            
Mexibell Hybrid d 7 0 0 0            

aSeeds from a Brazilian friend
bSeeds brought with us from China
d Seeds bought from Tough-Love

Tried a second time on March 31st (see below for comments on first trial).
This was not a very succesfull year. Of the seeds that finally sprouted, only a couple of plants were viable. About 5 plants were kept outside, the rest was kept inside. Except for one, only the plants inside grew peppers, but late in automn. The plants that were outside, after being moved inside, development insects.


Attempt I

Type Seeds
#
Germ.
#
Germ
%
Av. germ. time
(days)
First
flowers
First
peppers
Ripened
 
Harvest Plant Pic Chili Pic
Pimenta Malaguetaa 10                  
Taikeb 10                  
Sky Dragonb 10                  
Pfefferoni Scharf c 10                  
Scotch Bonnet d 10                  
Pimento d 10                  
Super Shepherd d 10                  
Cubanelle a 10                  
Orange Habanero a 10                  
Jingle Bells b 10                  
aSeeds from a Brazilian friend
bSeeds brought with us from China
cSeeds from a friend in Germany
d Seeds bought from Tough-Love

This year we seeded inside the living room again, in a plastic growbox, at the window, but a little late, on 9th March. Before we were never covering the boxes. This year we're trying a black plastic bag to keep away most light for the first couple of days.

Three weeks and still nothing is popping up. I've decided to try again. While emptying the soil from the growing box, I noticed that deep under, some seeds actually did sprout but couldn't find their way up. Either the black plastic was not a good idea, or I seeded too deep, or both.


The average temperatures were : June ( / °C), July ( / °C), August ( / °C).
The average hours of sunshine were : June ( / ), July ( / ), August ( / ).
(Before the slash is the value for this year, after the slash is the normal value).


Last Updated on 14/12/2003
© DeJean
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