"We put the FLAVOR in before we add the HEAT"



Selecting the right chili pepper to grow and eat sound like a very simple.

Wrong wrong wrong  forget about where you are at in the world,soil conditions,growing in garden are growing in a pot on the porch
Grow a pepper that you enjoy eating that the correct answer
What are you going to do with it at the end of the season that's the next question
We all grow two types of peppers the type we like to eat and use and a hot one you know very hot
We grow the very hot for fun and for some recipes for cooking

 “What are the uses of peppers?”
    1. Pickled chilies
    2. Dry your peppers seeds to sale
    3. Chili powder 
    4. Pepper sauce
    5. Hot sauce!
    6. Create a jam
    7. Fresh salsa
    8. Cooked salsa
    9. Guacamole
This is just a few ideas there are lot's of things to use pepper for

Selecting and saving seeds from your best-producing pepper plants allows you to grow seedlings better well next year
 Selecting the best flavor peppers from the best plant is a big step to producing the same pepper year after year
 Peppers on the sunny side of the plant or the best

Drying chili pepper seeds for planting

1.Harvest the peppers after they when fully developed ,mature, and the skin begins to wrinkle.
Peppers must mature on the vine to develop viable seeds.

2.Cut the pepper in half with a clean knife. Shake the seeds out of the pepper halves and into a bowl. Dislodge any seeds that cling to the flesh with your fingers. Remove any vegetable pieces that fall into the bowl so only the seeds remain.

3.Line a plate with a paper towel. Spread the seeds out on top the towel in a single layer, arranging the seeds so they do not touch each other.

4.Set the plate in a dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Allow the seeds to dry for one to two weeks. Replace the paper towel if it becomes damp before the seeds dry.

5.Transfer the dry seeds to a an airtight container. Label the container with pepper variety and harvest month and year. Store in a dark, cool place, 32 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit, until spring planting.

Things You Will Need

    Paper plate
    Paper towels
    Airtight container

The refrigerator provides proper storage temperature for pepper seeds, which helps them stay viable.

 Wear gloves when handling hot peppers and their seeds. The oils on these pepper varieties can irritate the skin or eyes.

===== Pepper Seed Starting Tips Pepper Seed Starting Tips -
How to Plant and Sprout Hot Pepper Seeds!

Following are some pepper seed starting tips -

Plant pepper seeds in pre-moistened seed starting mix or light potting soil. You should plant the seeds flat, and then cover lightly with soil. Pepper seeds should be started indoors, or in a greenhouse, and then transplanted once they are large enough and it is warm enough outside. For best results, you should not plant pepper seeds directly outside. Water carefully as needed to keep the soil moist but not drenched. Do not water from below, as this can adversely affect germination. Covering your seed starting pots with Saran wrap or something similar to increase humidity will help the seeds to sprout. Keep your planted seeds in a fairly warm spot while sprouting, as peppers won't even sprout if temperatures are much below 60F! If you have a seed starting mat or warm spot, 80-85 is an optimum temperature for peppers and will speed-up sprouting. Otherwise, try to keep the planted seeds at least at 70 or above. Depending on the variety, you may see your first sprouts in about 7-14 days, but hot peppers can take as long as a month or more to come up. Pepper seeds are notorious for taking their time to germinate, or germinating at different times, and it is not unusual for some of them to surprise you and sprout several weeks after the first ones do!