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SAFLAX Garden to Go - Organic - Hot Chili Pepper - Early Jalapeno - 20 seeds - With clay pot, glazed tray, potting substrate and fertilizer - Capsicum annuum
Medium hot Chili - ideal for stuffing - pungency rating 5 / 5.000 Scoville
A growing gift for good friends. Our Garden to go dice box (10 x 10 x 10 cm) contains, in addition to the seeds you have chosen, detailed cultivation and care instructions, a clay pot with glazed tray, germ-free nurturing substrate (dried tab), natural fertilizer based on sheep wool for the first growing season and a vaulted, starch-based compostable lid (PLA ) providing an ideal greenhouse climate
The short-sized and cone-shaped fruits of the Early Jalapeno mature from green to red colour. They have a thick pericarp and are well suited for stuffing and for salsa.
In the kitchen: Varieties with a pungency rate up to 5 can be chopped up for adding to salad or stuffed with minced meat or cheese for baking. More spicy varieties can be added in smaller quantities to stews, stir-fried vegetables, goulash and bean dishes. Taking out the seeds and the inner skin will reduce the spiciness. You should absolutely wear gloves while preparing Chili.
Natural Location: Tropical Central America.
Cultivation: If you want the plant to bear fruits already in the first year, you should start propagation between January and March. Place the seeds in lukewarm water for about 24 hours to stimulate germination. After that, plant the seeds about 0.5 - 1 cm deep into moist coconut substrate or organic herb substrate. Keep your potting compost moist, but not wet - preferably by using a water sprayer for moistening. Cover the seed container with clear film that you provide with a few small holes. That way the substrate doesn't dry out, but also gets some air. Every second or third day, you might want to take the clear film completely off for about 2 hours to avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 22° and 30° Celsius. The first seedlings should already come up after 3 to 10 days. Now, you can remove the cover and keep the sprouts in a somewhat cooler, but bright place without exposing them to the hot midday sun. As soon as the seedlings develop the second pair of leaves, you can prick out until the first pair of leaves, and plant the sprouts into small 10 cm pots with a bottom hole and filled with organic vegetable substrate. Be careful not to damage the fine roots and don't forget to moisten the fresh substrate. During the upcoming weeks and little by little you can move the plants into bigger pots, as soon as the roots have colonized the old pot.
Place: As soon as the temperature rises to at least 5° Celsius, you can move the plants outside during the day, to allow them to slowly adapt to the sunlight and outdoor conditions. In mid May and after the Ice Saints, the plants can either be planted out at a sunny place in the garden patch or they can be moved into tubs.
Care: Chili and Pepper plants prefer a warm and moist surrounding, but not too wet. Water the plant only when the surface layer of the soil has dried out. Indoor plants can be sprayed from above with a water sprayer every now and then. Unlike tomato plants, it is not necessary with chili and pepper plants to pluck out the side-shoots. Contrary to popular opinion, even removing the first flower bud has no influence on the growth of the plant. If you use organic vegetable substrate for cultivation, it becomes only necessary to give additional fertilizer after the first buds appear.
During Winter: For hibernation, the plant can be kept in a somewhat darker and cooler place with a temperature about 10° Celsius. Accordingly, less watering is required. If you prefer to leave the plant in a bright and warm place, keep nurturing it as you did before and cut it back to achieve a bushy growth in the next year.
Chili and Pepper plants belong to the nightshade (solanum) family. Except for the ripe fruits all other parts of the plants are poisonous.