Fresh chillies from the garden

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  1. Stone2x

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    Depends where you're located and where you're trying to germinate them. In the southern states outside I'd say it's definitely too cold but I'd expect some to germinate inside. Northern states I'd expect to be able to germinate all year.
     
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    Is it necessary to sanitise soil, seeds and punnets?
     
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    I never have. Dont really see the need.
     
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    Me either... I soak my seeds in hot tap water overnight, then stick them in jiffys or moist paper towel/cotton wool in a warm location/on heat pad.
     
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    Excellent. I thought it was a bit over the top.
     
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    Haha got sauce on that gif?
     
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    Fresh chilli's from the garden

    I had mystery seeds arrive from the chilli factory today, they're giving 1000 packets of seeds out for free if you send a stamped envelope in. Not sure how many are left through, I should have posted earlier.

    I also won a chilli competition, and now have 56 varieties of seeds!

    Has anyone grown space chillis?
     
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    space chillis ? never ever heard of them.
     
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    I got some habaneros from Coles a few days ago and they're delicious! A mate from work also gave me a ghost chilli but not sure what to use it with so I might just use it for seeds. I think it's time to get a pot for the window in the kitchen so I can try grow some herbs and chillies.
     
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    Space chillis are part of a Chinese project that has been running since the 1980s where seeds (of all kinds, not just chillis) are sent into space and thus exposed to low gravity and radiation. They look pretty cool and apparently have 4-6% higher yields and higher disease resistance.
     
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    does anyone know what type of chilli these are? a few months ago they were green so i picked one to eat and it had no heat or flavour. my mum told me to leave them through the winter and they'll be good later on. they have since gone black but seem to be growing well
     
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    Look like some sort of pubescens variety. Did it have black seeds?

    If you post here, you're likely to get a definitive answer.
     
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    thanks. cant remember 100% but im pretty sure the seeds werent black
     
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    Got space chilli seeds! Looking forward to planting them on the weekend. Is everyone starting to plant seeds at the moment?
     
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    Not yet. Waiting for some Reaper seeds to arrive and then I'll start but only a few varieties this year.

    I haven't even looked at my chilli plants for about 6 weeks so I don't know who i've lost yet :Paranoid:
     
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    Fresh chilli's from the garden

    I'm also waiting on some reaper seeds. I wasn't going to grow superhots because I thought they'd be inedible, but I've been putting reaper powder in my curries and it makes them awesome. I'm thinking I can also make good sauces from them.

    So far I've planted about 50 varieties (mostly last weekend, and the chillis that aren't very hot like jalapeƱos and monkey face have popped up already), and I'm planting more this weekend. It's a lot for my first season, but I won a lot of seeds in a competition and I've since had someone send me lots of space chilli seeds amongst other things.
     
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    I've lost two Thai/Birds Eye's to some kind of fungal rot. Branches would wilt and dry out, I'd cut them off at the trunk but nothing stopped it.
     
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    I bought some fongarid to try to prevent that. Did you treat them?
     
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    Nah. I thought it was from being sweaty in my green house, so cut of the affected limbs and kept them inside. Then they just dried out. Not a drama, I've got a few plants as they were grown from seed the year before last.
     

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