Habanero red pepper - 5 seeds

Habanero red pepper - 5 seeds

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300.000 scolville. Plant seeds in the garden two weeks before the last frost. Transplants grown indoors will need eight to 10 weeks of growing time before planting out. In areas with less than 120 growing days, the peppers can be started earlier and grown inside until transplant time. Sow seeds a ½ inch deep and 18 inches apart in the garden in a full sun location. Seeds are small so it is necessary to thin seedlings when growing habanero peppers.

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Unless your home is in an arid sub-tropical state, your habanero seeds are best started inside and then transplanted outside after soils warm. Move seedlings outside when they have at least six mature leaves. Plant them 18 inches apart and cut holes in black plastic mulch to fit around the plants. This reduces competitive weeds and keeps soil warm while it also conserves water. Habanero Care Two important growing tips for habanero peppers are infrequent but deep watering. Row covers are often necessary with habanero care to avoid sunscald and to keep peppers from drying out and cracking. Fertilize the plants with ¼ tablespoon of nitrogen per plant when habanero plants are at least six weeks old. Apply it as a side dressing six inches from the plants and work it into the soil. Watch for problems such as insects or blossom rot. Most insects are easy to control with blasts of water to remove them or insecticidal soap. Blossom end rot is caused by calcium deficiency and is minimized by deep watering during the bloom period. Fungal diseases are reduced by limiting overhead watering.