Let me start of by saying – I don’t have a green thumb, and I don’t think I’ll ever have one. Now that’s out of the way I can start my journey.

I’ve been an avid fan of chillies, peppers and all things spicy, and by fan I mean not actually eating them. I’ve always been intrigued by the growth and the eventual fruits of labor after they’ve grown. So after much thought I decided that this will be my quest, to try and successfully grow a few pepper/chilli plants.

So what do all men do when starting things? Go all out. I’ve purchased Carolina Reaper Pepper (HP22B) and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Both of them are Capsicum Chinese) seeds – the hottest and second hottest peppers in the world. Clocking more than a million on the Scoville scale… to give you an idea on how spicy it exactly is, a jalapeño knocks the scale at about 2500 – 7000. So now all of you know, I’m trying to grow fireballs! Great balls of Fire!

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Carolina Reaper: The hottest pepper in the world.

I’ve also purchased jalapeño seeds to cheer me up if the above fails. This will be my journey, I will take care of them as best I can, and hopefully have a few plants in a couple of months. I’m starting this from scratch, and only read a few information manuals on how to grow them successfully, so wish me luck on my quest!

This is me – spicy pepper farmer in the making.

 

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion: It also burns... a lot!

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion: It also burns… a lot!