Stumbled across your site researching how to effectively grow some good chillies this year. It's a challenge here in the UK as we are a little cooler than is really acceptable however, I do know it is possible and very capable of getting some high yields.
I have tried to grow a few different varieties over the last few years with varying success. Last year my Purple Cayenne were the only ones to bear fruit (very nicely I might add), the year before it was my Trinidad Scorpions, the year before that my Chocolate Naga's and Apaches. Unfortunately, I have never really researched the "correct" way until this year.
I have already sourced my seeds which are now on their way to me. I have chosen for this year....
1. Carolina Reapers
2. Satan's Kiss
3. Habenero Whites
4. Naga Morich
5. Long Red Cayenne
Plan is to start the seeds mid January using a heated Propogator and bring these on ready to sow outside mid to late April as large, healthy plants.
I've already learnt a lot from my brief stay, like learning about pruning and topping (something I have never done before) and hope to learn a lot more in the hope I get a good crop this year. Obviously, any advice would be really welcome as I want to get it right
So here I am, hopefully I'm in the right place