How to Grow Hot Peppers Indoors From Seeds

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To grow hot peppers from seeds in an indoor container, allow the seeds to fully develop, dry them out, and plant them under high-quality soil. Make sure indoor pepper plants get plenty of natural or artificial light with helpful information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on growing food.

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment I'm going to talk about how to grow hot peppers indoors from seed. Now hot peppers are great because you can use them in lots of different Mexican and Asian dishes and they just add a lot of spice and pizazz to any type of food. When you are starting them by seed you can actually take a pepper and save the seeds from them and a lot of times I like to dry them first or wait for the actual pepper to almost rot a little bit because sometimes in fresh peppers the seeds aren't developed enough to grow. So you can start them that way and you can just save them and start them in the Spring again or any time of the year and basically you just put the seeds right into a tray and a lot of times too right in the greenhouse you can just leave them dormant all Winter long, do it in the middle of Winter and then when it warms up they'll just come right up. I just try to kind of rake them in with my fingers a little bit and then just add a little bit of soil so they're at least one to two inches deep. As long as you have a really sunny window or an atrium or a lot of artificial light you can grow hot peppers right indoors and the best time to start them is in the Spring because they have more natural light coming in the house but if you have artificial light and you have enough heat and enough moisture they do want humidity as well, a lot of times just putting a tray underneath with some water although they are not sitting in that water, there is no bottom, they're going to dry out in between. They are still getting that humidity and they will grow gorgeous hot peppers that you can use in your own dishes.


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